Stock Exchange release October 7, 1999 10:00:00 AM CET

METSO HAS NO CONNECTION WITH THE VALMET BASED ON THE ISLE OF MAN


A company named Valmet, based on the Isle of Man, and Valmet Group, based on Bermuda, have been brought up in the media in connection with international financial market and possible money laundering news. Metso Corporation or our fiber and paper technology business area named Valmet has no connection, and has never had, with these companies which are operating on a totally different business area.