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Valmet received decision from the Manchester Crown Court regarding a work place accident

 Valmet UK's release on November 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. EET

Valmet's affiliate in the UK, Valmet Ltd received a decision from Manchester Crown Court on November 17, 2016 regarding an incident which took place during maintenance activities at a recycled paper board mill on July 9, 2014. While working on a cross shaft above the reel pulper, a subcontracted employee fell from height and suffered fractures to his left foot. Valmet Ltd was fined £120,000 after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and ordered to pay costs of £8,591.

Valmet is committed to protecting the health, safety and environment (HSE) of our people, partners, customers and the communities wherever we operate. Constant emphasis is given to risk management, prevention and learning as we strive towards our goal of zero harm. Since the incident, Valmet has implemented several further actions to ensure that safe systems of work are in place.

For further information please contact:

Victoria Larsson, Global HSE Manager, Valmet tel. + 46 766 39 66 99

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 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 Helsinki.

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