Stock Exchange release December 2, 2004 09:01:06 AM CET

APPOINTMENTS IN METSO CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Manager Kati Renvall, M.A., has been appointed to head Metso's internal and external communications. She will report to Jorma Eloranta, President and CEO of Metso Corporation.
 
Eeva Mäkelä, M.Sc.(Econ.), CEFA, Metso's Vice President of Investor Relations will be responsible for Metso's investor relations and financial communications. She reports to Olli Vaartimo, Executive Vice President and CFO, Metso Corporation.
 
The appointments will become effective as of January 17, 2005.
 
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 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion. It has approximately 23,000 employees in 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.