Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on November 2, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. local time
Metso's Annual General Meeting decided on March 30, 2010 to establish a Nomination Board to prepare proposals for the next Annual General Meeting on the composition of the Board of Directors along with the director remuneration.
The representatives of the four biggest shareholders are elected to the Nomination Board. The Nomination Board additionally comprises as an expert member Jukka Viinanen, the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The right to nominate members to represent shareholders in the Nomination Board belongs to the four shareholders who hold the most votes in Metso on November 1, 2010. The Chairman of the Board will convene the Nomination Board, and the Nomination Board will elect a chairman from among its members.
According to the shareholder register, Metso Corporation's four largest shareholders on November 1, 2010 were: Solidium Oy (15,695,287 shares and votes or 10.44% of share capital and votes), Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P. (7,440,060 shares and votes or 4.95% of share capital and votes), Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company (4,113,552 shares and votes or 2.74% of share capital and votes) and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company (3,921,943 shares and votes or 2.61% of share capital and votes).
Metso Corporation's next Annual General Meeting is planned to be held on March 30, 2011.
Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
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Aleksanteri Lebedeff, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Metso Corporation,
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Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253
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