Stock Exchange release September 16, 2004 10:37:44 AM CET

Metso to deliver a board machine to Smurfit España in Mengibar, Spain

Metso Paper will supply a board machine designed for the manufacture of high quality recycled packaging grades to Smurfit España S.A. in Mengibar, Spain. The machine will start up in mid-2005. The value of the delivery is approximately EUR 20 million.
 
The width of the board machine is 5.55 meters and it will have a design speed of 1000 m/min. It will produce two-ply fluting, test liner, white top test liner (WTTL, WTTLC) in the 80-200 g/m² basis weight range, and have a daily production capacity of 700 tonnes.
 
Smurfit España S.A.'s Mengibar mill is located in the Jaén area, approximately 100 km north of Grenada. The company belongs to the Jefferson Smurfit Group and is one of the largest producers of high-quality packaging products in Spain.
 
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.