Stock Exchange release November 19, 2008 03:45:00 PM CET

Marathon Asset Management LLP's holdings in Metso increased to 5.12 percent

Metso Corporation Company release on November 19, 2008 at 3.45 p.m.

Metso Corporation  has today  been informed about a change in the holding of the assets managed by Marathon Asset Management LLP of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation.

On November 11, 2008 Marathon Asset Management LLP holding in shares of Metso Corporation exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The holding amounted to 7,258,794 shares, which corresponds to 5.12 percent of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation, being previous to the transaction 4.99 percent.
Out of this holding, Marathon Asset Management LLP was in possession of 5,545,225 shares to which they had voting rights. This voting authority represents 3.91 percent of the total voting rights in Metso.
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
Further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253
Metso Corporation
Olli Vaartimo
Executive Vice President and CFO
Kati Renvall
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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