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2015-04-08

Valmet Corporation: Change in Valmet's Executive Team

Valmet Corporation's press release April 8, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. EET

Mr. Vesa Simola
(M.Sc. (Eng), age 47) has been appointed Area President of Valmet's EMEA area
as of 1 August, 2015. He will be a member of Valmet's Executive Team and
report to President and CEO Pasi Laine.

Vesa Simola joins Valmet from Stora Enso, where he is currently employed as
Senior Vice President, Consumer Board Division. During his career Vesa has
gained international experience in general management covering sales,
production, R&D and supply chain by working in a global paper company. He
has vast experience of managing international customer relationships, leading
organizations, generating sales and driving profitability.

Mr. Hannu Mälkiä
, the current EMEA Area President has decided to retire in June 2015.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Vesa Simola to our Executive Team to increase
customer-centricity and develop our EMEA operations further. Vesa has a
strong and versatile experience in leading international sales in one of our
most important customer segments. I also want to thank Hannu Mälkiä for his
long and successful career at Valmet and for his dedication in moving Valmet
forward by serving our customers," saysPasi Laine
, President and CEO of Valmet.

VALMET CORPORATION
Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:

Pasi Laine, President and CEO, Valmet, tel. +358 10 672 0001

Vesa Simola's CV:

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| Vesa Simola |
| has been appointed EMEA Area President as of August 1, 2015. Prior to that he |
| was employed as Senior Vice President of the Consumer Board Division at Stora |
| Enso (2012-2015). Mr. Simola has worked in many different management |
| positions at Stora Enso: Senior Vice President, Liquid and Food Service |
| Board Business Unit 2008-2012, Vice President, Food Service Boards and Fresh |
| Liquid Packaging Boards 2006-2008, Sales Manager/ Director, Liquid Packaging |
| Board 1999-2006, and Production Manager, Tainionkoski Mill 1998-1999. Mr. |
| Simola worked as Production Manager, Heinola Fluting Mill at Enso Oy |
| 1995-1998 and as R&D Engineer at Keräyskuitu Oy 1993-1995. Mr. Simola holds a |
| Master of Science degree in Engineering. |
| Photographer Peter Knutson |
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Valmet Corporation is the leading global developer and supplier of
technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy
industries. Valmet's vision is to become the global champion in serving its
customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and
plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes
pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants
for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from
single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 2.5 billion. Our 12,000
professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed
to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head
office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd.

Read more
www.valmet.com,
www.twitter.com/valmetglobal

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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: Valmet Corporation via Globenewswire

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