Stock Exchange release April 6, 2005 10:01:43 AM CET

APPOINTMENT AT METSO CORPORATION'S INVESTOR RELATIONS

Johanna Sintonen has been appointed Vice President, Investor Relations as of May 16, 2005. She will be responsible for the development and management of Metso investor relations, and will report to Olli Vaartimo, Executive Vice President and CFO.
 
Johanna Sintonen is currently Vice President, Investor Relations, at Outokumpu.
 
Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4 billion, and it has some 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.