Stock Exchange release December 15, 2008 11:00:19 AM CET

Metso to supply complete tissue line to SCA Mexico

Metso Corporation's press release on December 15, 2008 at noon
                                                                                      
Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to SCA Mexico. The line will be installed at a greenfield tissue mill in Ciudad Sahagún, close to Mexico City, Mexico. Start-up is planned for the Q4 of 2010. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology's Q4 orders received.
 
Metso's scope of delivery will comprise one complete tissue production line including a deinking plant, an effluent plant, a stock preparation system and a tissue machine. Furthermore the delivery includes an extensive automation package with machine, process and quality controls. The order also contains all other auxiliary equipment and systems needed for the mill including engineering, transport, installation, training, start-up and commissioning.
 
The new line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel tissue grades. Raw material for the new line will be recycled paper. The production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance final product quality.
 
SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Acktiebolaget) is a global consumer goods and paper company that develops produces and markets personal care products, facial tissue, packaging solutions, publication paper and solid-wood products. It conducts global operations in about 90 countries. SCA has annual sales of over USD 15 billion and production in over 40 countries. At present, SCA has 51,000 employees. SCA shares are traded in the Stockholm, London and New York stock markets.
 
Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have over 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
 
 Further information for the press, please contact:
 
Marco Marcheggiani, President, Tissue business line, Metso, tel. +1 404 229 7575 or +46 705 171 511
 
Jan Erikson, Vice President Sales, Tissue business line, Metso, tel. +46 54 17 14 90, or +46 70 517 14 90
 
Jan L. Larsson, North American Sales Director, Tissue business line, Metso,
tel. +1 770 263 7863 or +1 404 229 4269