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Changes in the Metso Executive Team

HELSINKI, Finland, June 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following changes in the Metso Executive Team will become effective on August 1, 2016:

Jani Puroranta, who will start as Chief Digital Officer on August 1, 2016, and Urs Pennanen, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Customer Operations, will both become members of the Metso Executive Team.

Olli-Pekka Oksanen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and a member of the Metso Executive Team. Olli-Pekka Oksanen is currently Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Flow Control business area.

As announced earlier, Eeva Sipilä will start as Metso's Chief Financial Officer on August 1, 2016. Harri Nikunen, currently holding this position, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions and special projects.

Simo Sääskilahti, currently Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, will start as the head of Valve Technologies in the Flow Control business area, as part of Metso's normal job rotation.

With these appointments, the Metso Executive Team will consist of:

Matti Kähkönen, President and CEO (Chairman of the Executive Team)
Eeva Sipilä, CFO
João Ney Colagrossi, President, Minerals
Perttu Louhiluoto, President, Services
John Quinlivan, President, Flow Control
Merja Kamppari, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Olli-Pekka Oksanen, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Urs Pennanen, Senior Vice President, Customer and Marketing Operations
Jani Puroranta, Chief Digital Officer

"We will continue to implement our strategy with determination. I am happy to welcome the new members to the Executive Team who will strengthen our capabilities in digitalization, customer excellence and renewal. At the same time I would like to thank Harri and Simo for their strong commitment and excellent results and wish them the best of success in their new roles," says Matti Kähkönen, President and CEO.

Photos and CVs of Jani Puroranta, Urs Pennanen and Olli-Pekka Oksanen are attached to this press release.

M etso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.
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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

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CV Jani Puroranta http://hugin.info/3017/R/2019369/749678.pdf
CV Urs Pennanen http://hugin.info/3017/R/2019369/749679.pdf
CV Olli-Pekka Oksanen http://hugin.info/3017/R/2019369/749680.pdf
Picture of Urs Pennanen http://hugin.info/3017/R/2019369/749681.jpg

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Source:Metso Corporation