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2016-09-06

Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 and 6 of the Securities Market Act: BlackRock Inc.'s holding in Metso

Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on September 6, 2016 at 11:45 p.m.
local time

Notification according to chapter 9, section 5 and 6 of the Securities Market
Act: BlackRock Inc.'s holding in Metso

Metso Corporation has received a notification, pursuant to Chapter 9, Section
5 and 6 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 and
financial instruments entitling to shares of Metso Corporation.

On September 5, 2016, BlackRock, Inc.'s aggregate holding in Metso fell below
the 5 percent threshold and amounted to 7,423,928 shares or 4.93 percent of
Metso's shares and votes. BlackRock, Inc.'s holding through financial
instruments in Metso Corporation amounted to 1,393,079 shares, which
corresponds to 0.92 percent of the total amount of shares in Metso
Corporation. On September 5, 2016, BlackRock, Inc.'s total position in Metso
Corporation amounted to 8,817,007 or 5.86 percent of Metso's shares and
votes.

Metso's total number of shares and voting rights is 150,348,256.
BlackRock, Inc.'s holdings according to the notification:

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| % of shares and voting rights (A) % of shares and voting rights through financial instruments (B) Total of both in % |
| |
| (A + B) |
| Resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was reached 4.93% 0.92% 5.86% |
| Position of previous notification 5.03% 0.76% 5.80% |
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| A: Shares and voting rights |
| Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights |
| ISIN Code Direct Indirect Direct Indirect |
| |
| (SMA 9:5) (SMA 9:6 and 7) (SMA 9:5) (SMA 9:6 and 7) |
| FI0009007835 7,423,928 4.93% |
| SUBTOTAL A 7,423,928 4.93% |
| |
| B: Financial Instruments according to SMA 9:6a |
| Type of financial instrument Expiration date Exercise Period Physical of cash settlement Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights |
| Securities Lent N/A N/A Physical 1,371,317 0.91% |
| CDF N/A N/A Cash 21,762 0.01% |
| SUBTOTAL B 1,393,079 0.92% |
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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,
www.twitter.com/metsogroup

Further information, please contact:

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

Metso Corporation

Eeva Sipilä
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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