Helena Marjaranta appointed Vice President, Global Communications at Metso Corporation

Helena Marjaranta, (FM) has been appointed Vice President, Global Communications at Metso as of December 1, 2015. She will be based in Helsinki. Helena's responsibility area covers external and internal communications. She reports to Urs Pennanen, Senior Vice President, Customer and Marketing Operations.

Helena Marjaranta joins Metso from the Finnish Transport Agency, where she has worked as Director of Communications and Sustainability since 2013. Before the FTA, she was Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility in Vaisala Oyj, being based both in Finland and the USA. Before joining Vaisala, she worked as Head of Communications for the Radio Access business in Nokia Siemens Networks and as a Senior Communications Manager in Nokia.

"Effective communications and storytelling are vital part of our strategy execution. I am very happy to welcome Helena to the Metso. Based on her long and extensive experience in various global technology environments and demanding communications situations, I trust that we will get strong drive and energy into this part of our operations," says Urs Pennanen.

Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers' businesses.

Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over 90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive logistics network.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 13,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

Anne Rantanen, Director, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 2253, Email: anne.rantanen@metso.com