Stock Exchange release December 14, 2006 07:04:00 AM CET

Metso repurchased its own shares for use as incentives for key personnel

Metso Corporation has repurchased 300,000 its own shares for use as incentives for key personnel. The shares have been repurchased at the rate quoted in public trading of the shares on the Helsinki Stock Exchange at the time of purchase.
 
Time period               8.12.-13.12.2006
Bourse trade             Buy
Share                       MEO1V
Amount                    300,000 shares
Total cost                 10,989,900.00 EUR
Average price/share  36,633 EUR
 
Metso Corporation holds 360,841 own shares including the shares now repurchased. This corresponds to 0.25 percent of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation.         
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 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
 
For further information, please contact:
Aleksanteri Lebedeff, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 20 484 3242
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 20 484 3253