Stock Exchange release April 10, 2001 08:13:52 AM CET

METSO ACQUIRES FURTHER SHARES IN SVEDALA

On April 9, 2001, Metso Corporation has acquired a further 93,000 shares in Svedala Industri AB. Following this purchase Metso owns 2,458,800 shares representing approximately 5.1 per cent of Svedala's share capital and votes.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. Metso's core businesses are divided between Metso Paper (fiber and paper technology), Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology). In 2000, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.9 billion, and the personnel totaled approximately 22,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.