Metso Corporation has been informed about an increase in the holding by Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation.
On March 9, 2005, Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies held 9,801,820 Metso shares to which they had the dispositive rights. This holding amounts to 7.19 percent of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation.
In addition, Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies held 9,189,802 Metso shares to which they had voting rights on March 9, 2005. This voting authority represents 6.74 percent of the total votes of Metso Corporation.
Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4 billion, and it has some 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.