HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Metso Corporation has been informed about a decrease in the holding of Fidelity Management Research Corporation and its subsidiaries of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On October 2, 2006, Fidelity Management Research Corporation and its subsidiaries owned a total of 7,014,100 Metso shares, which corresponds to 4.95 percent of the paid up share capital and voting rights of Metso Corporation. On the basis of the previous announcement, their holding was 5.03 percent on December 19, 2005.
According to the announcement of Fidelity Management Research Corporation, their holdings on October 2, 2006 were as follows:
FUND NAME SHARES ASSET MANAGER 70% 25,095 ASSET MANAGER 85% 9,454 ASSET MANAGER 50% 62,134 BANK OF MONTREALS INTL T55349 12,100 BP MASTER TR FOR EMP PP T55275 20,900 BROWN & WILLIAMSON SEL INTL 7,800 CATERPLLR VEBA SEL EUR T55257 7,400 CATERPILLAR INC T55207 41,300 CDP QUEBEC T55293 145,400 CITY OF FRESNO RT SY-SI T50621 10,300 CATERPILLAR INC 401K SI T50578 6,800 STATE OF CT RET PLAN T50251 31,600 DALLAS POLICE & FIRE T50092 26,000 FID FDS - EURO SMALLER CO POOL 0 FA ASSET ALLOCATION 1,633 FA DIVERSIFIED INTERNATIONAL 1,480,100 FA GLOBAL CAP APP INTL EQ SUB 19,600 FICL SEL INTL EQTY TR T55106 25,800 FICL SEL INTL SM CP TR T55105 5,800 FICL GLBL ASSET ALL EQ-EUROPE 31,600 FIDELITY OVERSEAS FUND - CANADA 12,700 FID SEL GLBL EQ TR-WLD T55281 800 FID DIVERSIFIED INTRNTNL SUB A 2,242,800 FIDELITY EUROPE FUND - CANADA 264,500 FIDELITY EUROPE FUND 515,600 FID AGGRESSIVE INTL FUND 76,052 FID SELELCT INTL EQUITY (T319) 261,100 IBM CANADA SELECT INTL T2286 28,400 IBM NETHERLANDS - SELECT EUROPE 52,600 IBM SELECT EAFE CANADA T2205 50,000 FA INTL CAPITAL APPRECIATION 66,087 INTL SMALL CAP OPPORTUNITIES 290,900 SELECT INT SM CAP COLL (T1056) 10,200 METLIFE FI INTL STOCK T50432 76,800 MINNESOTA SBI SEL INTL T55303 22,300 FIC NORDIC FUND 157,400 OREGON INVMT CL SEL INT T55271 105,900 OVERSEAS FUND 639,900 PRINCIPAL PARTNERS INTL T50423 67,000 SAN DIEGO RETIREMENT (T2193) 34,500 SHELL OIL SELECT INTL T55322 17,000 ILLINOIS SURS-SEL INTL T50448 13,400 TRANSITION ISMAL (T50260) 2,200 VIP GROWTH WORLD WIDE SUB 1,633 VIP ASSET FOREIGN EQUITY SUB 14,954 VIP INTERNATION CAP APP FUND 5,758 WORLD BANK SELECT INTL T55274 12,800 TOTAL 7,014,100
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
CONTACT: Metso Corporation Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations +358 204 84 3253 Aleksanteri Lebedeff, Senior Vice President, General Counsel +358 204 84 3240