Stock Exchange release August 1, 2006 01:03:12 PM CET

Appointment in Metso Corporate Office

Kalle Reponen, (40), M.Sc.Econ., has been appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy and M&A at Metso Corporate Office as of August 14, 2006. He will report to Jorma Eloranta, President and CEO.
 
Reponen is currently Partner and the head of the Helsinki office at MCF Corporate Finance. He has previously worked at Nordea Corporate Finance as Head of Capital Goods and Basic Materials Sector, and at Wärtsilä Corporation where he most recently held the position of Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasury.
 
 
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 22,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.