Stock Exchange release December 17, 1999 10:00:00 AM CET

JUHANI KUUSI ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF METSO'S AUTOMATION AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

Metso Corporation consists of three business areas which have internal boards of their own. These boards also include members from outside Metso when appropriate.

Dr Juhani Kuusi, Senior Vice President, Head of Nokia Research Center, has been elected from outside the company to the Board of Directors of Metso Corporation's automation and control technology business area from January 1, 2000.