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Metso concludes employee negotiations

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- Metso Corporation's press release on January 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time

Metso has concluded employee negotiations in its different businesses in Finland. As a result of the negotiations, the company will reduce a total of 101 jobs. At the start of the negotiations, the reduction need was estimated to be a total of about 160 jobs.

The goal of the employee negotiations is to adjust the company's production capacity to correspond with the permanent structural changes in the operating environment and to improve long-term cost competitiveness and profitability.

Automation business

In Automation, 80 jobs will be reduced, 51 of them permanently. At the start of the negotiations, the job reduction need was estimated to be about 120 jobs.

Temporary lay-offs in Vantaa will commence in February. The number and duration of temporary lay-offs depends on the work load and the volume of orders received. At the start of the negotiations, preparations were made for potential temporary lay-offs both in Tampere and Vantaa.

Employee negotiations in other Metso businesses in Finland

As a result of the employee negotiations, 15 jobs will be reduced at the Mining and Construction's Tampere foundry. According to the negotiation decision valid until September, temporary lay-offs can be implemented in crushing and screening equipment manufacturing and at the foundry only if the work situation so requires.

Employee negotiations concerning temporary lay-offs have been conducted in the units serving the pulp industry in Pori, and the temporary lay-offs affecting about 20 people will commence in February. The negotiations concerning potential temporary lay-offs continue in the Power units in Tampere.

Additionally, Metso's HR Services unit will reduce 6 jobs around Finland and temporarily lay-off 18 during 2013.

The overall target of the employee negotiations is annual savings of approximately EUR 8 million. The cost reductions are estimated to be realized in full during 2013.

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

Harri Nikunen
CFO
Metso Corporation
Email Contact
tel. +358 20 484 3010

Markku Simula
President
Flow Control business line, Automation business
Email Contact
tel. +358 40 579 8128

Pekka Pohjoismaki
President
Crushing and Screening business line, Mining and Construction business
Email Contact
tel. + 358 400 334 400

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