Stock Exchange release May 13, 2003 12:04:27 PM CET

Marita Jaatinen to lead Metso's materials management

Marita Jaatinen, currently Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Operations, Field Systems Business Line, Metso Automation, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Materials Management to lead Metso's materials management and procurement development as of May 13th, 2003.
 
Jaatinen will be responsible for leading the corporate wide unification of materials management and development in order to capture the synergies and secure the common way of working across the Metso's Business Areas. She will also be responsible for strengthening Metso's regional co-operation in procurement.
 
Marita Jaatinen reports to Olli Vaartimo, Executive Vice President and CFO.
 
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.