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Metso and UPM to continue mill maintenance agreement at UPM Plattling mill in Germany

July 2, 2013 - HELSINKI, FINLAND

Metso and UPM have agreed to continuetheir mill maintenance outsourcing agreement at the UPM Plattling mill inBavaria, Germany. Metso will provide maintenance systems and procedures andbe responsible for optimizing maintenance costs and developing technicalavailability at the mill. The agreement, covering three paper productionlines, will be effective as of July 1, 2013. The value of the agreementwill not be disclosed.

Metso has been responsible for the mill maintenance of Plattling mill'spaper machine No. 1 since 2007 and of paper machines No. 10 and No. 11since 2011. The new multiyear agreement will cover mill maintenanceoperations for these three paper production lines.

Metso's mill maintenance model optimizes the use of Total ProductiveMaintenance (TPM), Metso's streamlined reliability centered maintenance(Applied RCM) and condition-based maintenance. The model ensures thehighest possible equipment efficiency and cost optimization.

The UPM Plattling mill produces 780,000 tonnes of light weight coated andsupercalendered papers annually.

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 includingnew production lines, rebuilds and services.

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

*Pending Metso EGM approval.,,

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

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For further information, please contact:

Jukka Koiranen
Maintenance Outsourcing, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power
tel. +358 40 545 6173

Robert Mohr
Vice President, Sales
Northern Central Europe, Services business line, Pulp, Paper and Power
tel. +49 173 3080 534


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