The Board of Directors of Metso has appointed Mr. Matti Kähkönen, M.Sc. in Engineering, as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Metso Corporation and Metso Group. Matti Kähkönen will start in his new position on March 1, 2011. Matti Kähkönen (b. 1956) is currently President of Metso’s Mining and Construction Technology segment and he will continue in this position until assuming the duties of CEO of Metso. He has a long career at Metso, holding various management positions in the automation as well as the mining and construction technology businesses. He has been a member of the Metso Executive Team since 2001. Matti Kähkönen comments: “I am really excited about this opportunity to start as CEO of Metso. Metso has several leading market positions and we are especially recognized for our technological know- how and our strong global presence. My goal is to ensure that Metso’s positive operational and financial development during the past few years will continue. I want to make sure that Metso is a competitive, truly global, servicesoriented company with a strong focus on customer satisfactionand shareholder value creation”.