Metso Corporation has been informed about a decrease in the holding by Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation.
On April 14, 2005, Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies were in possession of 10,653,332 Metso shares to which they had the dispositive rights. This holding amounts to 7.82 percent of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation.
As part of this holding Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies were in possession of 9,898,778 Metso shares to which they had voting rights on April 14, 2005. This voting authority represents 7.27 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 22,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.