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Metso's Board of Directors decides to continue the long-term

Metso's Board of Directors decides to continue the long-term
incentive plan for senior management 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/12 -- Metso Corporation's
stock exchange release on December 19, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. local time 
Metso's Board of Directors has decided to continue the share-based
incentive
plan for the Group's senior management approved in December
2011. The aim of the plan is to combine the objectives of
shareholders and management to increase the value of the company,
commit management to the company, and offer managers a
competitive
reward plan based on a long-term shareholding in Metso. 
The plan approved in 2011 includes three performance periods,
equivalent to the
2012, 2013, and 2014 calendar years. The Board of
Directors is responsible for
setting the performance criteria and
targets to be used at the beginning of performance period. The plan
will cover around 100 Metso managers during the
2013 performance
period. 
The potential reward generated by the plan for the 2013 performance
period will
be based on the net sales growth of the services business,
Metso's return on
capital employed (ROCE) before taxes, and earnings
per share (EPS). Payment will
be made at the end of an approximately
two-year vesting period, in 2016, partly
in company shares and partly
in cash. The proportion paid in cash is intended to cover the taxes
and tax-related costs arising from payment incurred by participants.
Should a participant's employment or service end for reasons related
to the participant concerned before payment falls due, no payment
will
be made. The reward for each performance period may not exceed
120% of a participant's annual total base salary. 
The potential rewards to be paid on the basis of the 2013 performance
period
will correspond to a maximum total of approximately 460,000
Metso shares. Final
allocations and the maximum total number of
shares will be decided in January
2013. The Metso shares to be
transferred as part of possible rewards will be
obtained in public
trading and, as a result, the incentive plan will not have a diluting
effect on Metso's share value. 
Metso is a global supplier of
technology and services to customers in the process industries,
including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and
oil and
gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver
sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect
results. 
www.metso.com , www.twitter.com/metsogroup 
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For further information please contact: 
Merja Kamppari
Senior Vice President, HR
Metso
tel. +358 20 484 3119 
Harri Nikunen
Chief Financial Officer
Metso
tel.+358 20 484 3010 
Metso Corporation
Harri Nikunen
CFO 
Juha Rouhiainen
VP, Investor Relations 
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