Reviews by the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the CEOs of Metso and Valmet at Metso's Extraordinary General Meeting

HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on October 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. local time Metso Corporation's Extraordinary General Meeting will begin today at 10:00 a.m. The Board of Directors has proposed that the meeting should approve Metso's demerger plan and decide to demerge Metso into two separate companies. The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jukka Viinanen, will review the demerger, its background, and the progress that has been made on it in his opening statement. Metso's President and CEO, Matti Kähkönen, and Valmet's future President and CEO, Pasi Laine, will present the strengths, strategies, and goals of the two companies. The presentations will not contain any significant unpublished information and will be available at www.metso.com. 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. www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup Further information, please contact: Juha Rouhiainen, VP, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel +358 20 484 3253 Metso Corporation Harri Nikunen CFO Juha Rouhiainen VP, Investor Relations Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd Media www.metso.com [HUG#1732617] Source:Metso Corporation