Simo Saaskilahti appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and member of Metso Executive Team

HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Simo Sääskilahti (M.Sc. Engineering, M.Sc. Economics) has been appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Metso Group. He will also be a member of Metso Executive team. His responsibilities include Metso's strategy and business development and mergers & acquisitions. He will start in his new position on November 1, 2013 and report to Matti Kähkönen, President and CEO of Metso. Simo Sääskilahti moves to his new position from Metso's Automation business, where he has held the position of Vice President, Business Development responsible for Metso's Automation business' strategy process, mergers and acquisitions, Health, Safety & Environment and quality development. Kalle Reponen, Metso's current Senior Vice President, Strategy and M&A, has decided to leave Metso. He will remain in his position until the end of October, 2013 and in the company until the end of 2013. 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: Matti Kähkönen, President and CEO, Metso Corporation, tel +358 20 484 3000 Metso Corporation Harri Nikunen CFO Juha Rouhiainen VP, Investor Relations Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd Media www.metso.com [HUG#1736269] Source:Metso Corporation