Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 of the Securities Market Act: BlackRock, Inc.'s holding in Metso below 5%

HELSINKI, Finland, Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Metso Corporation has received a notification, pursuant to Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act, about a change in the holding of mutual funds managed by BlackRock, Inc. of the total amount of shares of Metso Corporation.

On August 19, 2015, BlackRock, Inc.'s aggregate holding in Metso fell below the 5 percent threshold. According to their previous notification, BlackRock, Inc.'s holding on June 18, 2015, amounted to 7,674,531 shares and corresponded to 5.10 percent of Metso's shares and votes.

Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers' businesses.

Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over 90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive logistics network.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 14,000 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



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