Metso's Interim Review January 1 - June 30, 2014

Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on July 31, 2014 at 12:00 noon local time

We will arrange a news conference on Metso's January-June 2014 Interim Review
for the media, investors and analysts, in Helsinki today. The event takes place
at Metso Group Head Office, Fabianinkatu 9 A, Helsinki, Finland. A News
conference in English will be arranged at 15:00 EEST / Helsinki time (08:00 EDT
/ New York, 13:00 BST / London, 14:00 CEST / Paris). In addition to the Interim
Review, the company will present its new strategy at the event. The news
conference can also be followed through a live webcast at and through a conference call. Questions are accepted
via conference call. Details of the event can be found at the end of this

This is a summary of Metso's January-June 2014 Interim Review. Complete report
is attached to this release as a pdf-file and is also available at

Figures in brackets refer to the comparison period, i.e. the same period last
year and all figures relate to Metso's continuing operations, unless otherwise

Highlights of the second quarter of 2014

  * Good performance continued in unchanged market conditions
  * Services business developed positively
  * Orders received: EUR 947 million (EUR 968 million), of which EUR 534 million
    (EUR 522 million) were services orders
  * Net sales: EUR 962 million (EUR 988 million), of which EUR 507 million came
    from the services -business (EUR 507 million)
  * EBITA before non-recurring items: EUR 131 million or 13.6 percent of net
    sales (EUR 118 million, 11.9%). Non-recurring items totaled EUR 25 million
    (EUR 21 million)

Financial guidance for 2014

Our guidance for 2014 (published originally on February 6, 2014) remains
unchanged. We estimate that our net sales in 2014 will be somewhat below 2013
and that our EBITA margin before non-recurring items for 2014 will be around 12
percent of net sales.

This guidance is based on our current market outlook, order backlog for 2014,
and cost efficiency actions, as well as foreign exchange rates remaining similar
to those in June 2014.

President and CEO Matti Kähkönen:

"Market conditions have remained similar to those in the first quarter and we
can be very satisfied with our second-quarter results, as we succeeded in
improving our profitability substantially. Our both segments performed well and
Automation also booked its highest-ever order intake. In addition, we have seen
positive development in our services businesses. Demand for mining equipment was
stable and we do not anticipate a rapid recovery here, although orders increased
as expected compared to the first quarter. Our order intake in this area
consisted of small and mid-sized orders, reflecting current market activity and
current uncertainties.

Overall, the second quarter shows that our delivery mix and the strong
contribution that comes from our services business enables us to improve
profitability even when volumes are lower. The new strategy we published today
is designed to increase our focus on our high-margin businesses and, together
with our in-house initiatives, will help make Metso an even stronger performer
going forward and able to deliver greater value to our shareholders."

Key figures

 EUR million
                                                          Q1-   Q1- Chan-
                                        Q2/   Q2/ Chan-   Q2/   Q2/  ge %
                                       2014  2013  ge %  2014  2013
 Orders received                        947   968    -2 1,822 1,999    -9 3,709

 Orders received by the
 services business                      534   522     2 1,079 1,111    -3 2,038

          % of orders received           56    54          59    56          55

 Order backlog at the end of the                        1,938 2,306   -16 1,927

 Net sales                              962   988    -3 1,779 1,903    -7 3,858

 Net sales of the services business     507   507     0   945   973    -3 1,976

          % of net sales                 53    51          53    51          51

 Earnings before interests, tax and
 amortization (EBITA) and
 non-recurring items                  131.2 117.7    11 218.7 220.5    -1   496

          % of net sales               13.6  11.9        12.3  11.6        12.8

 Operating profit                     101.9  92.4    10 178.2 190.5    -6   423

          % of net sales               10.6   9.4        10.0  10.0        11.0

 Earnings per share, EUR               0.35  0.35        0.63  0.72        1.59

 Free cash flow                          47    35    34    95    82    16   251

 Return on capital employed (ROCE)     16.6  16.7        16.6  16.7        18.6
 before taxes,
 annualized %

 Equity-to-asset ratio at end of the   37.3  36.2        37.3  36.2        36.9

 Net gearing at end of the period, %   53.4  46.7        53.4  46.7        41.6

For illustrative purposes, the balance sheet key figures for the comparison
period have been restated to represent continuing operations.

Short-term outlook

Market development
We expect demand for mining equipment and projects to remain weak but stable.
Due to our large installed equipment base and our stronger services presence, we
expect demand for our mining services to remain good.

Demand for construction equipment and related services is expected to be

Demand for products and services for our flow control business is expected to
remain good, whereas for our process automation systems business is expected to
remain satisfactory.

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 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.,

For further information, please contact:
Matti Kähkönen, President and CEO, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3001
Harri Nikunen, CFO, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3010
Juha Rouhiainen, VP, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel.
+358 20 484 3253

Metso Corporation
Harri Nikunen

Juha Rouhiainen
VP, Investor Relations

Metso will arrange a news conference for media, investors and analysts in
Helsinki on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at:

08:00 EDT / New York
13:00 BST / London
14:00 CEST / Paris
15:00 EEST / Helsinki

The event will take place at Metso Group Head Office, Fabianinkatu 9 A,
Helsinki, Finland. In addition to the Interim Review, the company will present
its new strategy at the event.

This conference can also be followed through a live webcast and a conference
call. Questions are also accepted during the event via conference call.  Due to
live webcast, we kindly ask those attending to be present 5 minutes prior to the
start of the event.

Webcast details

Conference can be followed through a live webcast at
from 15:00 local time onwards.

Recording of the event is available at same location at
the earliest after the event has finished and a transcript of the event will be
available for downloading on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 the latest.

Conference call details

Conference call participants are requested to dial in five minutes before the
scheduled time at:
United States: +1 646 741 2120
other countries: +44 1452 541 003
access code: 933 7053

A replay of the call will be available for two weeks until August 14, 2014 on
the following phone numbers:
United States: +1 866 247 4222
other countries: +44 1452 550 000
access code: 933 7053


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