Metso Corporation has been informed about a decrease in the holding of UPM-Kymmene of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. According to the announcement UPM-Kymmene has sold its Metso shares today on March 8, 2005. Its previous holding was 14.6 percent of the paid up share capital and the total votes.
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.