Stock exchange release February 9, 2012 03:30 PM EEST

Metso Corporation : Invitation to the Annual General Meeting

Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on February 09, 2012 at 14:30 p.m. local time

Shareholders of Metso Corporation are hereby invited to the Annual General
Meeting to be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 3.00 p.m. at the Helsinki
Exhibition & Convention Centre at Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland.
Reception of registrants and the distribution of voting tickets will commence at
2.00 p.m.

A. Matters on the agenda of the General Meeting

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Calling the meeting to order

3. Election of persons to scrutinize the minutes and to supervise the counting
of votes

4. Recording the legality of the meeting

5. Recording the attendance at the meeting and adoption of the list of votes

6. Presentation of the Financial Statements, the Consolidated Financial
Statements, the Report of the Board of Directors and the Auditor's report for
2011

  * Review by the CEO

7. Adoption of the Financial Statements and the Consolidated Financial
Statements

8. Resolution on the use of the profit shown on the balance sheet and the
payment of dividend

The Board of Directors proposes that a dividend of EUR 1.70 per share be paid
based on the balance sheet to be adopted for the financial year which ended
December 31, 2011 and the remaining part of the profit be retained and carried
further in the Company's unrestricted equity.

The dividend shall be paid to shareholders who on the dividend record date April
3, 2012 are registered in the Company's shareholders' register held by Euroclear
Finland Ltd. The dividend shall be paid on April 12, 2012. All the shares in the
Company are entitled to a dividend with the exception of own shares held by the
Company on the dividend record date.

9. Resolution on the discharge of the members of the Board of Directors and the
CEO from liability

10. Resolution on the remuneration of members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination Board of the General Meeting proposes to the General Meeting that
the members of the Board of Directors to be elected for a term of office ending
at the end of the Annual General Meeting of 2013 be paid the following annual
remuneration: to the Chairman of the Board of Directors EUR 100,000; to the
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Audit Committee
EUR 60,000; and to the other members of the Board of Directors EUR 48,000 each.
The Nomination Board furthermore proposes that for each meeting of the Board of
Directors or the committees of the Board of Directors a fee of EUR 700 is paid
to the members of the Board that reside in the Nordic countries, a fee of EUR
1,400 is paid to the members of the Board that reside in other European
countries and a fee of EUR 2,800 is paid to the members of the Board that reside
outside Europe. The Nomination Board of the General Meeting proposes that as a
condition for the annual remuneration the members of the Board of Directors are
obliged, directly based on the General Meeting's decision, to use 40% of the
fixed annual remuneration for purchasing Metso Corporation shares from the
market at a price formed in public trading and that the purchase will be carried
out within two weeks from the publication of the interim review for the period
January 1, 2012 to March 21, 2012.

11. Resolution on the number of members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination Board of the General Meeting proposes that the number of members
of the Board of Directors shall be seven.

12. Election of members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination Board of the General Meeting proposes that the following
individuals be re-elected members of the Board of Directors: Mr. Jukka Viinanen,
Mr. Mikael von Frenckell, Mr. Christer Gardell, Mr. Ozey K. Horton, Jr., Mr.
Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen, and Ms. Pia Rudengren. The Nomination Board of the General
Meeting further proposes that Ms. Eeva Sipilä be elected as a new member of the
Board of Directors. The Nomination Board of the General Meeting proposes that
Jukka Viinanen be elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mikael von
Frenckell as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. According to Section 4 of
the Articles of Association the term of office of a member of the Board of
Directors expires at the end of the first Annual General Meeting following the
election.

Eeva Sipilä, M.Sc. (Econ), CEFA, b. 1973, has served as the Chief Financial
Officer (CFO) of Cargotec Corporation since 2008. She has been a Board member of
Basware Corporation since 2010. Eeva Sipilä has worked for Cargotec since 2005,
prior to her current role she was Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and
Communications during 2005-2008. During 2002-2005 she worked for Metso
Corporation as Vice President, Investor Relations. Before Metso, Eeva Sipilä
worked as an equity analyst at Mandatum Stockbrokers, Sampo-Leonia and Leonia
Bank during 1999-2002. During 1997-1998 she worked as an associate consultant at
Arkwright AB in Sweden.

Personal information and positions of trust of the proposed individuals is
available on Metso's website (www.metso.com). The candidates have given their
consent to the appointments.

In addition the Nomination Board of the General Meeting notes that also during
the commencing term of office a personnel representative will participate as an
invited expert in meetings of the Board of Directors within the limitations
imposed by the Finnish Act on Personnel Representation in the Administration of
Undertakings.

13. Resolution on the remuneration of the Auditor

Based on the proposal of the Audit Committee the Board of Directors proposes
that the remuneration to the Auditor be paid against the Auditor's invoice and
according to the principles approved by the Audit Committee.

14. Election of the Auditor

Based on the proposal of the Audit Committee the Board of Directors proposes
that Ernst & Young Oy, authorized public accountants, be elected Auditor of the
Company. Ernst & Young has notified that Roger Rejström, APA, would act as
responsible auditor.

15. Authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase and/or on the
acceptance as pledge of the Company's own shares

The Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that the Board of
Directors be authorized to decide on the repurchase and/or on the acceptance as
pledge of the Company's own shares as follows.

The amount of own shares to be repurchased and/or accepted as pledge shall not
exceed 10,000,000 shares, which corresponds to approximately 6.7 per cent of all
shares in the Company. Own shares can be repurchased otherwise than in
proportion to the shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase). Only
the unrestricted equity of the Company can be used to repurchase own shares on
the basis of the authorization. Own shares can be repurchased at a price formed
in public trading on the date of the repurchase or otherwise at a price
determined by the market.

Own shares may be repurchased and/or accepted as pledge in order to develop the
Company's capital structure, in order to finance or carry out acquisitions,
investments or other business transactions, or in order to use the shares as
part of the Company's incentive schemes.

The repurchased shares may be held for reissue, canceled or transferred further.

The Board of Directors decides on all other matters related to the repurchase
and/or acceptance as pledge of own shares. The authorization is effective until
June 30, 2013 and it cancels the authorization given to the Board of Directors
by the General Meeting on March 30, 2011 to decide on the repurchase of the
Company's own shares.

16. Authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on the issuance of shares as
well as the issuance of special rights entitling to shares

The Board of Directors proposes to the General Meeting that the Board of
Directors be authorized to decide on the issuance of new shares, transfer of the
Company's own shares and the issuance of special rights entitling to shares
referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act as follows. The amount
of new shares which may be issued shall not exceed 15,000,000 shares, which
corresponds to approximately 10 per cent of all shares in the Company. The
amount of the Company's own shares which may be transferred shall not exceed
10,000,000 shares, which corresponds to approximately 6.7 per cent of all shares
in the Company.

The Board of Directors is furthermore authorized to issue special rights
referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act for the holder to
receive new shares or the Company's own shares against payment so that the
subscription price of the shares is to be set off against a receivable of the
subscriber ("Convertible Bond"). The amount of shares which may be issued or
transferred based on the special rights shall not exceed 15,000,000 shares,
which corresponds to approximately 10 per cent of all shares in the Company.
This aggregate number of shares is included in the aggregate numbers of shares
mentioned in the previous paragraph.

The new shares may be issued and the Company's own shares may be transferred
against payment or without payment.

The Board of Directors is also authorized to decide on a share issue to the
Company itself without payment. The amount of shares which may be issued to the
Company combined with the amount of shares to be repurchased based on
authorization shall not exceed 10,000,000 shares, which corresponds to
approximately 6.7 per cent of all shares in the Company.

The new shares and the special rights referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the
Companies Act may be issued and the Company's own shares transferred to the
shareholders in proportion to their current shareholdings in the Company. The
new shares and the special rights referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the
Companies Act may also be issued and the Company's own shares transferred in
deviation from the shareholders' pre-emptive rights by way of a directed issue
if there is a weighty financial reason for the Company to do so. The deviation
from the shareholders' pre-emptive rights may be carried out for example in
order to develop the Company's capital structure, in order to finance or carry
out acquisitions, investments or other business transactions, or in order to use
the shares for incentive schemes. A directed share issue may be executed without
payment only if there is an especially weighty financial reason for the Company
to do so, taking the interests of all shareholders into account.

The Board of Directors decides on all other matters related to the issuance of
shares and special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section
1 of the Companies Act.

The authorization is effective until April 30, 2015, and it cancels the
authorization given by the General Meeting on March 30, 2011.

17. Amendment of the Articles of Association

The Board of Directors proposes that Section 8 of the Company's Articles of
Association, which concerns the notice to a General Meeting, be amended to read
as follows:

"8 § Notice to convene a meeting

The notice to convene a General Meeting of shareholders must be delivered to the
shareholders by publishing the notice on the Company's website or by a newspaper
announcement which is published in one or more widely circulated newspapers
chosen by the Board of Directors or otherwise in a verifiable way no more than
three (3) months and no less than three weeks before the meeting, and in any
case at least nine days before the General Meeting record date referred to in
Chapter 4, Section 2.2 of the Companies Act.

In order to take part in a General Meeting a shareholder must register with the
Company at the latest on the date mentioned in the notice, which may not be
earlier than ten (10) days before the General Meeting."

The Board of Directors further proposes that Section 10 of the Articles of
Association, which concerns the obligation to redeem shares, be removed from the
Articles of Association.

18. Shareholder Solidium Oy's proposal to appoint a Nomination Board

Shareholder Solidium Oy proposes the establishment of a Nomination Board
comprising of shareholders or representatives of shareholders. With respect to
the matter, Solidium Oy proposes that:

1. The General Meeting resolves to establish a Nomination Board comprising of
shareholders or representatives of shareholders to prepare proposals for the
following Annual General Meeting concerning the election and remuneration of the
members of the Board of Directors.

2. The tasks of the Nomination Board are
a. to prepare the proposal for the General Meeting concerning the members of the
Board of Directors;
b. to prepare the proposal for the General Meeting concerning the remuneration
issues of the members of the Board of Directors;
c. to seek successor candidates for the members of the Board of Directors; and
d. to introduce the proposals for the General Meeting concerning the members of
the Board of Directors and their remuneration issues.

3. The four largest shareholders or their representatives are elected to the
Nomination Board and the Board additionally includes the Chairman of the Board
of Directors as an expert member. The right to appoint members representing
shareholders belongs to the four shareholders registered on October 1, 2012 in
the shareholders' register of the Company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd who,
according to the register, hold the largest share of all votes in the Company.
Should a shareholder, who according to the Finnish Securities Markets Act is
obliged to report certain changes in holdings (shareholder with a flagging
obligation), notify the Company's Board of Directors in writing of such demand
at the latest on September 28, 2012, such shareholder's holdings in several
funds or registers are added together when counting the share of votes. Should a
shareholder choose not to use his right to appoint, the right to appoint is
transferred to the next largest shareholder according to the shareholders'
register who otherwise would not have the right to appoint.

4. The Nomination Board is convened by the Chairman of the Board of Directors,
and the Board elects a chairman from among its members.

5. The Nomination Board shall submit its proposals to the Board of Directors no
later than on 1 February prior to the Annual General Meeting.

19. Closing of the meeting


B. Documents of the General Meeting

The proposals for decisions on the matters on the agenda of the General Meeting
as well as this notice are available on Metso Corporation's website at the
address www.metso.com. The Annual Report of Metso Corporation including the
Financial Statements, Consolidated Financial Statements, the Report of the Board
of Directors and the Auditor's report are available on the above-mentioned
website no later than March 8, 2012. The proposals for decisions and the
Financial Statements and Consolidated Financial Statements are also available at
the General Meeting and copies of said documents and of this notice will be
delivered to shareholders upon request. The minutes of the General Meeting will
be available on the above-mentioned website from April 12, 2012 at the latest.



C. Instructions for the participants in the General Meeting

1. The right to participate in the General Meeting and registration

Each shareholder, who is registered on March 19, 2012 in the shareholders'
register of the Company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd., has the right to
participate in the General Meeting. A shareholder whose shares are registered on
his/her personal Finnish book-entry account is registered in the shareholders'
register of the Company.

A shareholder, who is registered in the shareholders' register of the Company
and who wants to participate in the General Meeting, has to register for the
meeting no later than on March 23, 2012 by giving a prior notice of
participation. Such notice can be given:

a) at the address www.metso.com/agm;

b) by telephone at the number +358 10 808 300 (on weekdays between 8.00 a.m. and
6.00 p.m.);

c) by telefax at the number +358 20 484 3125; or

d) by sending a written notification to the address Metso Corporation, Ritva
Tyventö-Saari, POB 1220, 00101 Helsinki Finland.

In connection with the registration, a shareholder shall notify his/her name,
personal identification number or business identity code, address, telephone
number and the name of a possible assistant, proxy representative or statutory
representative. The personal data given to Metso Corporation by shareholders is
used only in connection with the General Meeting and with the processing of
related registrations.

Pursuant to Chapter 5, Section 25 of the Companies Act, a shareholder who is
present at the General Meeting has the right to request information with respect
to the matters to be considered at the meeting.

2. Holders of nominee registered shares

A holder of nominee registered shares who wants to participate in the General
Meeting has to notify his/her registration into the temporary shareholders'
register at the latest on March 26, 2012 at 10.00 a.m. A holder of nominee
registered shares has the right to participate in the General Meeting by virtue
of such shares based on which he/she on the General Meeting record date March
19, 2012 would be entitled to be registered in the shareholders' register of the
Company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd.

A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request the necessary
instructions regarding the registration in the temporary shareholders' register,
the issuing of proxy documents and participation in the General Meeting from
his/her custodian bank.

The account management organization of the custodian bank has to register a
holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the General
Meeting, into the temporary shareholders' register of the Company at the latest
by the time stated above.

3. Proxy representative and powers of attorney

A shareholder may participate in the General Meeting by way of proxy
representation. The proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or
otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the
shareholder.

When a shareholder participates in the General Meeting by means of several proxy
representatives representing the shareholder with shares held at different
securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents
the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the
General Meeting.

Possible proxy documents should be delivered in originals to the address Metso
Corporation, Ritva Tyventö-Saari, POB 1220, 00101 Helsinki, Finland, before the
last date for registration.

4. The total number of shares in Metso Corporation on the date of this notice

On the date of this notice February 9, 2012, the total number of shares and
votes in Metso Corporation is 150,348,256, which includes 719,060 own shares
held by the Company. Such own shares held by the Company do not have voting
rights.



Helsinki, February 9, 2012



METSO CORPORATION

Board of Directors



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 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.
www.metso.com



Further information for investors, please contact:
Aleksanteri Lebedeff, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, tel.
+358 20 484 3240

Metso Corporation

Harri Nikunen
CFO

Juha Rouhiainen
VP, Investor Relations

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