Stock Exchange release April 22, 2003 02:14:43 PM CET

METSO ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 20-F

Metso's Annual Report on Form 20-F has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17, 2003. The 20-F is available as a pdf-document on Metso's Internet site at www.metso.com.
 
Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2002, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.7 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 28, 500. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.