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Metso Paper to deliver an OCC line and a winder to American Israeli Paper Mills in Israel

Metso Paper will supply a new OCC line and a winder to American Israeli Paper Mills Paper Industry (1995) Ltd. in Hadera, Israel. The start-up of the production is scheduled for the third quarter of 2009.

Metso Paper's scope will include a 750 tpd OCC recycled fiber line and a WinDrum winder, including all necessary start-up services, for the customer's new fluting and testliner board machine. The OCC line is based on sophisticated fractionation to achieve the optimum furnish quality. Metso's delivery will be part of the customer's latest investment to guarantee their strong position continuing on the paper and board market in Israel.

The American Israeli Paper Mills Group Ltd. is the leading Israeli manufacturer and marketer of paper and paper products. The Group is also a recycling pioneer in Israel and deals in the collection and recycling of paper and cardboard, plastics and other materials, and in the treatment of solid waste. The company's shares are traded in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and in the AMEX.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

Mauri Lattunen, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Stock Preparation and Recycled Fiber, Metso Paper, tel. +358 40 826 7266, [email protected] Jukka Korjus, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Roll Finishing Systems, Metso Paper, tel. +358 50 317 5132, [email protected]