Stock Exchange release April 4, 2008 03:10:00 PM CET

Standard & Poor's revised Metso's rating outlook to positive

Standard & Poor's has affirmed the BBB long-term credit ratings and changed the outlook from stable to positive. At the same time the senior unsecured debt ratings were raised from BBB- to BBB. The short-term A-2 ratings were affirmed.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Pekka Hölttä, Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3195
 
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3253
 
 
Metso Corporation
 
 
Olli Vaartimo
Executive Vice President and CFO
 
 
Kati Renvall
Vice President, Corporate Communications
 
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