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2015-12-22

Metso Corporation: Joint project by Metso and Plan International promotes education for girls in India

Joint project by Metso and Plan International promotes education for girls in
India

Metso Corporation's press release on December 21, 2015 at 9:00 local time

The children's development organization Plan International and Metso are
expanding their collaboration to help children in developing countries. Girls
in particular will benefit from the school project.

The new, four-year project in the Alwar region in North India is a
continuation of the school project to make quality education available to
also the most marginalized children. The first phase of the project
encompassed 15 schools and benefited 3,000 students and 90 teachers. Now the
project is expanding to a total of 25 schools.

The schools participating in the project will receive proper teaching
facilities, and the teachers will receive training to ensure quality
teaching. To improve learning outcomes, science and math classrooms will be
established. Modern information technology will be used in teaching, and the
schools will also have libraries.

Metso and Plan's joint project will also improve the water and sanitation
services at the schools and increase student awareness of hygiene. In
addition to contributing to better health, having clean drinking water and
proper lavatories will make the school environment more enjoyable and improve
student safety, particularly for girls.

The goal of the school project is to improve the learning outcomes of the
children and, as a result, increase the number of students advancing from
primary school to secondary school. Over a four-year period, the project will
reach about 8,000 girls and boys in 25 schools.

"The school project in India is a good example of how companies investing in
children's education can support the long-term development of local
communities and engage in a dialogue with them. Long-term partnerships help
all parties to get more out of the collaboration, and companies see the
tangible impacts of the development collaboration also in their own operating
environment over the long term," says Niina Mikolanniemi, Senior Corporate
Partnership Manager, Plan International Finland.

"Metso sees the participation in the supporting of the development of local
communities as a part of a global company's operations. By partnering with
Plan International, we can promote the wellbeing of people locally in India
and involve our employees in a good project. We are proud that we can
continue our long corporate partnership with Plan," saysKaisa Jungman
, Head of Sustainability, Metso.

Plan International is one of the world's oldest and largest children's
development organizations. With no political or religious affiliation, Plan
improves and protects the lives of children in 70 developing countries.

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 13,000 industry
experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

www.metso.com,www.twitter.com/metsogroup

For further information, please contact:

Niina Mikolanniemi, Senior Corporate Partnership Manager, Plan International
Finland
tel. +
358 40 761 1677niina.mikolanniemi@plan.fi

Kaisa Jungman, Head of Sustainability, Metso Corporation
tel. +358 50 4924058,kaisa.jungman@metso.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 20 484 3212, email:helena.marjaranta@metso.com

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Metso Corporation via Globenewswire

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