Stock Exchange release March 31, 2006 11:34:47 AM CET

Fidelity International Limited 's holding in Metso decreased to 3.98 percent

Metso Corporation has been informed about an decrease in the holding of the Fidelity International Limited and its subsidiaries of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On March 29, 2006, Fidelity International Limited and its subsidiaries owned a total of 5,631,182 Metso shares, which corresponds to 3.98 percent of the paid up share capital and voting rights of Metso Corporation. On the basis of the previous announcement, their holding was 5.11 percent on March 20, 2006.
According to the announcement of Fidelity International Limited, their holdings on March 29, 2006 were as follows:
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
For further information, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253
Harri Luoto, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 204 84 3240

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