Stock Exchange release November 19, 2002 02:21:37 PM CET

METSO REBUILDS STORA ENSO'S PAPER MACHINE IN KOTKA, FINLAND

Metso Paper will rebuild the paper machine of Stora Enso Magazine Papers in Kotka, Finland. The rebuild focuses at improving the paper quality and increasing the capacity by increased running speed. The rebuilt machine, turning out MFC magazine paper, will start up in October 2003. The value of the order amounts to 15 MEUR.
 
The delivery comprises, among other things, a new headbox, rebuild of wire section and modification of press section.
 
MFC is on-line matt calandered, coated magazine paper which is used eg. in specialty magazines. The MFC of the Kotka mill (SolarisPress) features high bulk and high printed surface gloss.
 
Metso Paper units in Jyväskylä, Järvenpää, Turku and Valkeakoski as well as Metso Automation in Tampere will participate in the delivery.
 
Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket and services. The corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper and converting industries. Metso's other core businesses are rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2001, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 30,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.