Press release December 28, 2011 01:15:00 PM CET

Metso Paper Oy sells its Valkeakoski workshop to MSP Engineering Oy and Hanlog Oy

Metso Corporation's press release on December 28, 2011 at 2:15 p.m. local time

Metso Paper Oy has sold its Valkeakoski, Finland -based workshop and the related equipment and screen basket manufacturing to MSP Engineering Oy  and Hanlog Oy. The value of the deal (a transfer of undertaking) will not be disclosed. The deal will have no significant impact on Metso's results.

The personnel of the operations being sold, 76 people in all, are transferring to the new employer as existing employees. A total of more than 300 people are employed at Metso's entire Valkeakoski unit.

The deal includes the workshop and maintenance hall real estate, the related manufacturing machinery and equipment, the related office premises, and the areas of land associated with the operations being sold. The buyer will continue as a contract manufacturer for Metso.

The sale is part of Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power segment's work to develop its production structure in order to improve customer service amid the toughening global competition.

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 about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact:

Jouko Kolehmainen, Vice President, Metso Paper Oy Valkeakoski, tel. +358 40 838 8938

Olli Hyvärinen, Vice President, Procurement, Production and Logistics, Metso Paper Oy, tel. +358 40 547 1988