Stock Exchange release January 29, 2003 10:33:46 AM CET

INVITATION TO A NEWS CONFERENCE - Metso Corporation's Financial Statements 2002

The news conference concerning Financial Statements will be held on February 5, 2003 at
8:00 am US EST
1:00 pm UK time
2:00 pm CET
3:00 pm Finnish time
at Metso Corporation's headquarters, Fabianinkatu 9 A, Helsinki, Finland.
 
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: +1 334 323 6203
other countries: +44 (0)207 162 0125
 
- A replay is available for 48 hours after the conference in
US: +1 334 323 6222 (access code: 693 172)
other countries: +44 (0)20 8288 4459 (access code: 693 172).
 
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