SOURCE: Metso Corporation

February 16, 2009 02:30 ET

Standard & Poor's revised Metso's rating outlook to negative

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - February 16, 2009) -

Metso Corporation's company release on February 16, 2009 at 9.30 a.m.

Standard & Poor's has affirmed Metso's BBB long-term credit rating and changed the outlook from stable to negative. At the same time the short-term corporate credit rating was lowered to A-3 from A-2.

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 over 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

Further information for the press, please contact:
Pekka Hölttä, Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, Metso, tel.
+358 20 484 3195

Further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso
Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253

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