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Metso celebrates 80th anniversary in China

June 6, 2013 - HELSINKI, FINLAND

Metso Corporation's press release on June6 2013, 3:30 p.m. local time

Chairman Yu Zhengsheng visited Metso in Helsinki, Finland

Metso is celebrating its 80-year presence in China this year. 2013 marks 80years since one of Metso's predecessors, AB Karlstads Mekaniska Werkstad,received an order for a paper machine from Guangzhou Paper in 1933. Overthe past eight decades, Metso has risen to one of the top global suppliersof technology and services to China's core process industries, includingmining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas.

"We are very pleased to be celebrating 80 years of business andpartnerships in China with our 3,200 employees, more than 1,500 customers,and other stakeholders in China". Our deep roots in the Chinese market,together with technology and comprehensive services and solutions, providean excellent foundation for serving our customers and stakeholders. Helpingour customers develop China's infrastructure is one of the areas in whichwe have a lot to offer," says Matti Kahkonen, Metso's President and CEO.

2013 also marks the 60(th) anniversary of bilateral trade relations betweenChina and Finland. On May 31st, Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the NationalCommittee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference,visited Metso's facilities in Helsinki, Finland. Chairman Yu Zhengsheng wasparticularly interested in environmental technology and, e.g., Metso'sbiomass gasification plant.

"We were honored to host Chairman Yu Zhengsheng's visit to Metso," saysMetso's Perttu Louhiluoto, President, Automation. "In the Chinese market,Metso's Automation business offers solutions and services e.g. to thecountry's energy and hydrocarbon industries and the pulp and paperindustry. We are actively contributing to for example China's pursuit ofclean energy."

Metso is also contributing to China's mining and construction industries.The company has announced a joint venture with LiuGong Group Corp. Ltd, aswell the acquisition of Shaorui Heavy Industries Ltd. and a manganese steelfoundry (JX).

"We will continue to work together with our customers and otherstakeholders to support China's sustainable development. Our solutions andservices help customers to increase their reliability, improve energyefficiency and reduce emissions," says President and CEO, Kahkonen. InApril, Mr. Kahkonen was part of a business delegation that accompanied thePresident of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, on his statevisit to China and participated in the meeting with the Premier of thePeople's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, in Beijing.

"The theme of Metso's anniversary is "Metso in China: 80 Years ofSustainable Partnerships", highlighting Metso's committed long-termpartnerships with its Chinese customers. As part of the anniversary, Metsolaunched an official Sina Weibo account in China, and a dedicated mini-site( emphasizing Metso's history and achievements withpartners in China.

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:

Perttu Louhiluoto
tel. +358 20 484 2224

Jukka Seppala
Vice President
Stakeholder Relations and Trade Policy
tel. +358 20 484 3106


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