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Metso Paper and Fiber Technology’s new organization

“Working as one to be number one in pulp and paper”

Metso’s Paper and Fiber Technology segment (PFT) will have a new organization. From October 1, 2011, PFT will comprise geographical areas and global businesses: the areas will be North America, South America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), China and Asia Pacific and the business lines will be Paper, Fiber and Services.

“The new organization is essential for putting PFT’s new strategy into effect. With these arrangements we can work effectively as one to strengthen our position as supplier of the most competitive technology and services for the pulp and paper industry globally,” says Pasi Laine, President of PFT.

“By strengthening our area operations we can get closer to our customers and be able to serve the pulp and paper industry even better. With the new, dedicated Services business line we can offer a full range of services from one organization, enabling the other businesses to focus on providing even more competitive ranges of capital products.”

Appointments

Jari Vähäpesola, head of Paper business line Mikael Sundqvist, acting head of Fiber business line Jukka Tiitinen, head of Services business line

Bill Bohn, acting head of North America Celso Tacla, head of South America Hannu Mälkiä, head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Jari Koikkalainen, head of China and coordination of Asia Pacific.

PFT’s support functions will continue to be: Finance, HR, IT and now also the Legal function, headed by Kari Saarinen Strategic and Operation development, headed by Mikko Siiteri Marketing and Communications, headed by Ilkka Hiirsalmi Quality and Environment, headed by Kari Karhama IPR and Technology coordination, headed by Jouko Yli-Kauppila

Effective date

The effective date for the new organization and the appointments is October 1, 2011.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information please contact: Pasi Laine, President, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso, tel. +358 40 562 4339