Stock Exchange release January 2, 2006 09:03:03 AM CET

ALEKSANTERI LEBEDEFF APPOINTED GENERAL COUNSEL, METSO CORPORATION

Aleksanteri Lebedeff has been appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Metso Corporation as of May 1, 2006. He will report to Jorma Eloranta, President and CEO.
 
Lebedeff has been Vice President, Legal Counsel at Metso Corporate Office since 1999, and has worked in the Corporation since 1987.
 
Harri Luoto, Metso's current Senior Vice President, General Counsel, will retire on June 2006.  
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2004 net sales of approximately EUR 4 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
www.metso.com