Stock Exchange release September 28, 2004 01:03:01 PM CET

Metso Paper to supply CTMP pulping line to Rottneros in Sweden

Metso Paper will supply a new market pulp line for Rottneros Group's Utansjö mill in Sweden. The line will start up in March 2005. The value of the order is over EUR 10 million.
 
The plant will manufacture CTMP (chemi-thermomechanical pulp) from hardwood with an annual production capacity of 100,000 tons. Metso Paper's delivery will consist of process machinery, process engineering, training, erection and start-up of the CTMP line. This will be the third CTMP line delivery from Metso Paper to Rottneros.
 
The Rottneros Group is an independet market pulp company and a leading producer of CTMP. The Group includes the parent company, Rottneros AB, five pulp mills in Sweden and Spain, a sawmill as well as raw materials purchasing companies in Latvia and Portugal.
 
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.