Stock Exchange release April 25, 2003 09:03:11 AM CET

MIKKO LUOMA APPOINTED AS HEAD OF METSO'S HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Dr Mikko Luoma has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resource Management of Metso Corporation, as of July 1, 2003. Luoma's main responsibilities include human resource management and developing competencies and resources required by the implementation of Metso's strategy.
 
Mikko Luoma is currently Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Outokumpu Corporation.
Eero Leivo continues as Senior Vice President, Administration, with main responsibilities in developing corporate and social responsibility, risk management and administration.
 
Mikko Luoma and Eero Leivo report to Tor Bergman, President and CEO of Metso Corporation.
 
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.