Metso Comments on Market Rumors

Metso Comments on Market Rumors

Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on April 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon local

Metso Corporation notes speculation in the media this morning concerning a
potential transaction between The Weir Group Plc ("Weir") and Metso.

Metso confirms that it has recently received an unsolicited approach by Weir
with a proposal for commencing discussions concerning a potential combination of
the two companies. Metso occasionally receives these types of proposals and, in
case the Board of Directors of Metso considers them serious, evaluates such
proposals. Contrary to market rumors, Metso is currently not and has not been
engaged in discussions with Weir although it is in the process of considering
Weir's proposal.

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining,
construction, and oil & gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous
development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and
profitability. Metso's
shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs around 16,000
in 50 countries. Expect results.,

Further information, please contact:

Matti Kähkönen, President and CEO, Metso Corporation, tel +358 20 484 3001

Metso Corporation

Harri Nikunen


Juha Rouhiainen

VP, Investor Relations


NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd