Metso Corporation's demerger process proceeding - Markku Honkasalo appointed Chief Financial Officer of the future Valmet Corporation

Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on August 20, 2013 at 10:05 a.m. local time

Mr Markku Honkasalo, LL.M., eMBA, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer
(CFO) of Valmet Corporation*. He will start in his new position on September
2, 2013 and will report to President and CEO Pasi Laine.

Markku Honkasalo has previously worked as CFO, Rautaruukki Corporation and
Director, Administration, Legal & HR at Myllykoski Corporation. Prior to his
career in industry, Honkasalo held a variety of positions in the banking sector.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and
experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines,
rebuilds and services.

As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its
customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent,
listed company, Valmet Corporation*.

*Pending Metso EGM approval and registration of the demerger.,,

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 contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.,

For further information, please contact:

Pasi Laine, President, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3200

Metso Corporation

Harri Nikunen


Juha Rouhiainen

VP, Investor Relations


NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd