Metso Corporation has been informed about the change in the holding by Marathon Asset Management (Services) Ltd of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. Marathon Asset Management (Services) Ltd holded 6,866,335 Metso's shares on October 8, 2004. This holding amounts to 5.0 percent of the paid up share capital and the total votes of Metso Corporation.
Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion. It has approximately 26,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.