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10 June 2016

Changes in the Metso Executive Team

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Urs Pennanen, senior vice president
Urs Pennanen, senior vice president, marketing and customer operations, becomes a member of the Metso Executive Team
Metso has made changes in its Executive Team to become effective on 1 August, 2016.

Jani Puroranta, who will start as chief digital officer, and Urs Pennanen, senior vice president, marketing and customer operations, will both become members of the Metso Executive Team.

Olli-Pekka Oksanen is appointed senior vice president, strategy and business development and a member of the Metso Executive Team

As previously announced, Eeva Sipilä will start as Metso's chief financial officer, while Harri Nikunen, who currently holds this position, has been appointed senior vice president, mergers and acquisitions and special projects.

Simo Sääskilahti, currently senior vice president, strategy and business development, will start as the head of valve technologies in the flow control business area, as part of Metso's normal job rotation.

With these appointments, the Metso Executive Team will consist of:

Matti Kähkönen, president and CEO (chairman of the Executive Team); Eeva Sipilä, CFO; João Ney Colagrossi, president, Minerals; Perttu Louhiluoto, president, Services; John Quinlivan, president, Flow Control; Merja Kamppari, senior vice president, Human Resources; Olli-Pekka Oksanen, senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development; Urs Pennanen, senior vice president, Customer and Marketing Operations, and Jani Puroranta, chief digital officer.

“We will continue to implement our strategy with determination. I am happy to welcome the new members to the Executive Team who will strengthen our capabilities in digitalisation, customer excellence and renewal,” says Matti Kähkönen.

“At the same time I would like to thank Harri and Simo for their strong commitment and excellent results and wish them the best of success in their new roles.”

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