Helsinki, Finland, 10 November 2008 -- Standard & Poor´s has affirmed Metso Corporation’s BBB long-term and A-2 short-term credit ratings and changed the company outlook from positive to stable.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 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.