Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on September 12, 2012 at 8.30 a.m. local time
Metso Corporation's Board of Directors is to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting on October 12, 2012 to decide on an extra dividend. The Board of Directors will propose that an extra dividend of EUR 0.50 per share shall be paid for the financial year ended December 31, 2011 in addition to the dividend of EUR 1.70 per share already paid in accordance with the resolution of the Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors announced in a Financial Statements Review issued on February 9, 2012 that it would consider recommending payment of an extra dividend later in the year and believes that Metso's sound financial position now enables payment of such a dividend.
The dividend will be payable on October 24, 2012 to shareholders registered in the company's shareholders' register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. on the dividend record date of October 17, 2012. All Metso shares are entitled to a dividend with the exception of those held by the company.
The invitation to the Extraordinary General Meeting will be published on Metso's website and in a separate stock exchange release.
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For further information, please contact:
Juha Rouhiainen, VP, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253
VP, Investor Relations
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