Metso Corporation's company release on February 8, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
The Board of Directors of Metso Corporation has decided, in accordance with the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting on March, 31 2009, to repurchase a maximum number of 300,000 Company's own shares, which corresponds to about 0.2 percent of all the outstanding shares of Metso. The shares shall be repurchased as part of the Company's incentive program i.e. Metso Share Ownership Plans to be used as potential reward payments in accordance with the Plan criteria.
Own shares will be purchased with the Company's distributable funds and thus the repurchases will reduce the Company's distributable non-restricted equity. Shares will be purchased at market price in public trading on the NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki Exchange.
The repurchase of own shares will start on February 16, 2010 at the earliest and it will end on March 26, 2010 at the latest.
At the moment, Metso Corporation holds a total of 409,617 own shares.
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
For further information, please contact:
Pekka Hölttä, Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3195
Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253
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