Stock Exchange release September 3, 2001 08:29:52 AM CET

APPOINTMENT AT METSO CORPORATION'S HEADQUARTERS

M. Sc. Vesa Taatila has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resource Development, Metso Corporation, as of September 17, 2001. He is also a member of Metso's Extended Executive Board. Vesa Taatila's main responsibility includes identifying and developing competencies and resources required by Metso's strategy.

Eero Leivo, Senior Vice President, Human Resource Management and Administration, will be responsible for the development of motivating industrial relations and working environment.

Taatila and Leivo both report to Tor Bergman, President and CEO.


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 1999, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.4 billion, and the personnel totaled approximately 23,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.