Metso to supply containerboard line to Saica Containerboard in the UK

Metso Corporation's company release on March 18, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. local time Metso will supply a lightweight containerboard production line to Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. at Partington Wharfside, in Trafford, near Manchester in the United Kingdom. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 60 million. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology and Energy and Environmental Technology's Q1 orders received. Metso's delivery will include a complete paper machine, including an approach flow system, pulpers and air systems. A comprehensive Metso automation package will comprise process, machine and quality controls. A Metso process control system will also be supplied for the new combined heat and power station at the Partington mill. The annual production capacity of the machine will be approx. 400,000 tonnes of testliner and fluting out of 100 % recycled furnish. Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. is a subsidiary of SAICA. SAICA is a family owned Spanish company and a world leader in the production of lightweight corrugated containerboard from recovered paper. The company currently employs over 8,000 people in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and the UK. SAICA has an annual turnover of EUR 2.2 billion. 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 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Further information for the press, please contact: Jari Koikkalainen, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 838 8950 Further information for investors, please contact: Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253 Metso Corporation Olli Vaartimo Executive Vice President and CFO Kati Renvall Vice President, Group Communications Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd Media [HUG#1395330]