Stock Exchange release September 11, 2001 07:02:53 AM CET

INVITATION TO A NEWS CONFERENCE METSO CORPORATION'S SVEDALA ACQUISITION

We invite your representative to a news conference concerning Metso Corporation's Svedala acquisition

Today, on September 11, 2001 at
- 2.00 pm Finnish time
- 12.00 am (GMT) UK time
- 7.00 am US Eastern 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 -> Investor relations -> Presentations.

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: 001 303 267 1007
- other countries: +44 (0)20 8240 8241 or +44 (0)20 8240 8242

A replay is available for 48 hours after the conference at
- US: 001 703 736 7336 (access code: 688582)
- other countries: +44 (0)208 288 4459 (access code: 688582)

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

Metso Corporation

Tarja Kivelä,Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Taina Sollamo, Vice President, Investor Relations