Stock Exchange release February 16, 2000 08:14:00 AM CET

METSO APPLIES THE INSIDER RULES OF THE HELSINKI EXCHANGES


The Board of Directors of Metso Corporation has decided to apply the insider rules approved by the Helsinki Exchanges from March 1, 2000. In addition to the statutory insiders - Board of Directors, President and the auditors - Metso has defined the members of the Corporation's Management Board as permanent insiders of the Corporation.

Metso's Management Board members are Arto Aaltonen, President, Automation and Control Technology business area; Markku A Karlsson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Technology; Harri Luoto, Senior Vice President, General Counsel; Jyrki Mustaniemi, Senior Vice President, Customer and Public Relations; Juhani Pakkala, President, Fiber and Paper Technology business area; Sakari Tamminen, CFO and Olli Vaartimo, President, Machinery business area.