Stock Exchange release April 6, 2006 01:01:54 PM CET

Metso applies for listing of stock options 2003A on the main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange

Metso Corporation is applying for the listing of the stock options 2003A on the main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange to commence on 2 May 2006.
 
The total number of stock options applied for listing is 100,000. Each stock option entitles its holder to subscribe for one Metso Corporation share. In the aggregate, the stock options entitle their holders to subscribe for 100,000 shares in Metso Corporation. The share subscription price with stock options 2003A is EUR 8.70/share as of the record day of the payment of dividend, i.e. April 7, 2006.
 
The share subscription period for the stock options 2003A is April 1, 2006 - April 30, 2009. The terms and conditions of the stock options 2003 are available on the Metso Corporation web site at www.metso.com.
 
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