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Metso agrees to divest certain parts of its industrial rubber conveyor belt manufacturing and related sales and services

Metso agrees to divest certain parts of its industrial rubber conveyor belt 
manufacturing and related sales and services operations
in Northern Europe to ContiTech and Lutze Group 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/13 --  
Metso Corporation's press release on September 3, 2013 at 1.20
p.m. local time 
Metso has agreed to divest certain parts of its industrial rubber
conveyor belt
manufacturing and related sales and services operations.
The operations comprise
27 locations with around 340 employees
currently belonging to Metso's Mining and Construction segment. The
industrial rubber conveyor belt manufacturing and sales and services
locations in Finland will be divested to ContiTech Conveyor
Belt
Group. The industrial rubber conveyor belt sales and services
locations in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and in Southern
Sweden will be divested to Lutze Group. The price of the transaction
will not be disclosed. 
Industrial rubber conveyor belts and related services will continue
to be an
essential part of Metso's offering to mining and
construction industries also in the future. The planned divestment is
part of Metso's strategy to develop and
simplify its current
production capacity in Europe. The aim is to improve
the
competitiveness of the business and to further develop customer
service. The
sales and services operations planned to be divested
serve other customer industries than mining and construction. 
Completion of the planned divestment is expected to occur during
Q4/2013. The
planned divestment will have no material impact on
Metso's financial performance. 
The ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group, a business unit under the
ContiTech Division
of the automotive supplier  Continental AG, is one
of the world's leading suppliers of technical rubber products and is
a specialist for plastics technology. The division develops and
produces functional parts, components and
systems for the automotive
industry and other important industries. ContiTech
has a workforce of
approximately 28,000 employees. In 2012, it achieved sales of about
EUR3.7 billion. 
The LUTZE-Group is a family owned business with two industrial
sectors. The conveyor business of Lutze Foerdertechnik is focused on
supplying and servicing
its customers mainly with quality conv
eyor
belts and spray coat wear protection.
Lutze Kunststofftechnik
engineers and manufactures polyurethane parts - also for wear
protection - in its own plant in Germany. In 2012, net sales amounted
to
approximately EUR 25 million with around 160 employees. 
Metso's mining and construction professionals specialize in always
bringing the
right technology, processes, machinery and services to
our customers in the aggregates production, construction, mining and
minerals processing and in metal
and waste recycling. Expect results.
www.metso.com/miningandconstruction 
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 contribute to
sustainability and profitability to
customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd. www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup 
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Source: Metso Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1726839] 
For further information, please contact: 
Pasi Jokela
SVP, Process Wears Solutions, Mining and Construction, Metso, phone
+ mobile No : +358 46 876 2255.