Metso to help earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan

Metso Corporation’s press release on March 22, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. local time

Metso is donating 20,000 euros to the Finnish Red Cross to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

A strong earthquake occurred near the eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011. The earthquake and the ensuing tsunami caused widespread damage on the eastern part of Honshu Island. Thousands of people have been confirmed dead or are still missing. Additionally, the situation at the nuclear plants, damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, is still unstable.

Metso has a total of 116 employees working at five sites in Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Okayama and Kitakami. Based on the information we have, no Metso employees were injured in the earthquake or tsunami, but some of the sites have suffered minor damage from the earthquake.

We encourage our employees to support the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan through Red Cross and Red Crescent disaster relief funds. Additional information is available at or at national web sites of Red Cross or Red Crescent.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

For further information for the press, please contact: Jukka Seppälä, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Trade Policy, Metso, tel. +358 (0)20 484 3106