Press release July 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM CET

Metso Corporation's demerger process proceeds - Hanna-Maria Heikkinen appointed Vice President, Investor Relations of the future Valmet

Metso Corporation's press release on July 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. local time

Hanna Maria Heikkinen, M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed Vice President, Investor Relations for Valmet Corporation*. She will start in her new position during September 2013 and will report to the CFO.

Hanna-Maria Heikkinen has previously worked as Vice President, Investor Relations at YIT Corporation and has held a variety of positions in the banking sector.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.

As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent, listed company, Valmet Corporation*.

*Pending Metso EGM approval.,,

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.,

For further information, please contact:

Pasi Laine, President, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3200

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