Stock Exchange release October 26, 2001 08:56:37 AM CET

INVITATION TO A NEWS CONFERENCE

Metso Corporation's Interim Review January - September

We invite your representative to a news conference concerning Metso Corporations Interim Review for January - September 2001

October 31, 2001 at
- 8.00 am US EST
- 1.00 pm UK time
- 2.00 pm CET
- 3.00 pm Finnish time

in Metso Corporation's headquarters, Fabianinkatu 9 A, 00101 Helsinki, Finland.

The news conference can be followed live via Internet at the address http://www.metso.com, main page.

Conference call

You will be able to follow the news conference also in a conference call to be arranged simultaneously.

Conference call participants are requested to call in a few minutes prior to the start of the teleconference in
- US: +1-334-323 4040
- other countries: +44-(0)20-8240 8242
- A replay is available for 48 hours after the conference at
- US: +1-703-736 7336(access code: 338 123)
- other countries: +44-(0)208 288 4459 (access code: 633 442)

Interim Review presentation material is available before the news conference in internet at http://www.metso.com > Investors main page

You are most welcome to participate in the news conference or the conference call.

Metso Corporation


Taina Sollamo, Vice President, Investor Relations
Helena Aatinen, Manager, Corporate Communications