Stock Exchange release March 26, 2004 08:34:07 AM 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 March 25, 2004. 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 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion. It has approximately 26,000 employees in 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.