Stock Exchange release March 7, 2007 10:01:26 AM CET

Metso 2003 stock options - cancellations and subscriptions

Metso's Board of Directors has decided to cancel 2003 stock options in such a way that after the cancellation there remains only 135,000 of 2003A options. Out of these, 35,000 options have been granted and 100,000 options are held by Metso's subsidiary Metso Capital Ltd. Of the granted options, 2,000 have been used to subscribe Metso shares in February 2007.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 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
 
Further information for the press, please contact:
Aleksanteri Lebedeff, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 20 484 3240
 
Further information for investors, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 20 484 3253