Stock Exchange release April 25, 2002 11:59:58 AM CET

Metso Corporation's Interim Review January - March 2002/INVITATION TO A NEWS CONFERENCE

Metso Corporation's Interim Review January - March 2002 will be published on
April 30, 2002 at 12.30 pm Finnish time

The news conference concerning Interim Review Jan - March will be held on
April 30, 2002 at
06:30 US EST
11:30 UK time
12:30 CET
13:30 Finnish time
at Metso Corporation's headquarters
Fabianinkatu 9 A, Helsinki.

The news conference can be followed live via Internet at the address www.metso.com.

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 teleconference in
US: +1 415 217 0050
other countries: +44 (0)20 8240 8244

- A replay is available for 48 hours after the conference in
US: +1 703 736 7336 (access code: 689 772)
other countries: +44 (0)20 8288 4459 (access code: 689 772)

Interim Review presentation material is available before the news conference in Internet at www.metso.com > Investors.

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

Metso Corporation


Helena Aatinen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

Eeva Mäkelä, Manager,Investor Relations