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2016-02-18

Metso Corporation: Metso's shareholders represented in the Nomination Board make a supplementary proposal to the Annual General Meeting on the composition of M

Metso's shareholders represented in the Nomination Board make a supplementary
proposal to the Annual General Meeting on the composition of Metso's Board of
Directors

Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on February 18, 2016 at 9:25 EET

The members of the Nomination Board of Metso Corporation ("Metso") consider
advisable to supplement the competence profile of Metso's Board of Directors
with additional competence related to audit and risk management now that Eeva
Sipilä is leaving the Board of Directors in order to assume the position of
the Chief Financial Officer of Metso.

Therefore, shareholders Solidium Oy, Cevian Capital Partners Ltd, Varma Mutual
Pension Insurance Company and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company
being represented in Metso's Nomination Board and currently holding together
approximately 35% of shares and votes in Metso have today notified Metso that
they have decided to supplement the Nomination Board's proposal to the Annual
General Meeting of March 21 2016 on the number of the members and composition
of Board of Directors as follows:

- the number of the members of the Board of Directors would be eight (8) while
the proposal of the Nomination Board was seven (7).

- Ms. Arja Talma would be elected as a new member of the Board of Directors in
addition to Mikael Lilius, Christer Gardell, Wilson Brumer, Peter Carlsson,
Lars Josefsson, Ozey K. Horton, Jr. and Nina Kopola as proposed by the
Nomination Board.

Ms. Arja Talma is MSc (Finance), eMBA, b. 1962, Finnish citizen and currently
acts as a professional Board member. She is a member of Board of Directors
in Sponda Plc, Aktia Bank Plc and Norvestia Plc and Chairman of the Board of
Serena Properties AB. Talma has been Senior Vice President, Store Sites and
Investments in Kesko Corporation during 2013-2015, President of Rautakesko
Ltd during 2011-2013, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (during
2005-2011) and Vice President, Corporate Controller (during 2004-2005) in
Kesko Corporation, Executive Vice President in Oy Radiolinja Ab during
2001-2003 and in various audit and risk management positions in KPMG Wideri
Oy AB during 1987-2001.

For more information on the proposed Board candidates and assessment of
independence available on company's website (www.metso.com).

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

Further information, please contact:

Kari Järvinen, Managing Director, Solidium Oy, Chairman of Metso's Nomination
Board, tel. +358 10 830 8905

Metso Corporation

Harri Nikunen

CFO

Juha Rouhiainen

VP, Investor Relations

Distribution:

NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd

Media

www.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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