Metso Corporation

Helsinki, Finland, 25 March 2010 -- Metso Corporation has been informed by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited about a change in the holding of the mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc. of the total amount of shares and votes of Metso Corporation.

On 19 March 2010, BlackRock, Inc. (USA Tax ID 32-0174421, SEC CIK Code#: 0001364742) holding in shares of Metso Corporation fell below the 5% threshold. The holding amounted to 7,298,453 shares, which corresponds to 4.85% of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation, after being, on the basis of their previous announcement, 5.03% on 24 February 2010.

Metso ( is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling, and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.