Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 of the Securities Market Act: A change in shareholding

HELSINKI, Finland, March 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metso Corporation has on March 11, 2015, pursuant to Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, received a disclosure about a change in the holding of the mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc. of the total amount of shares of Metso Corporation.

On March 10, 2015 BlackRock, Inc. holdings in shares of Metso Corporation exceeded the 5 percent threshold. The holding amounted to 7,528,875 shares, which corresponds to 5 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, oil and gas, and aggregates industries. Metso's cutting-edge services and solutions improve availability and reliability in minerals processing and flow control, providing sustainable process and profit improvements. Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 16,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.,

Further information, please contact:

Juha Rouhiainen, VP, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel +358 20 484 3253

Metso Corporation

Harri Nikunen


Juha Rouhiainen

VP, Investor Relations


NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd



Source:Metso Corporation