Stock Exchange release March 29, 2007 08:46:37 AM CET

Metso shares subscribed with 2003A stock options

A total of 35,000 shares in Metso Corporation have been subscribed for with the 2003A stock options during a period of February 8 - March 15, 2007. The nominal value of one share is EUR 1.70. As a result of share subscriptions, the increase in the share capital, EUR 59,500.00 has been entered into the Trade Register on March 29, 2007. After this increase, the company's share capital is EUR 240,982,843.80 and the total number of shares is 141,754,614.
 
Dividend rights of the new shares and other shareholder rights shall commence from the registration date March 29, 2007.
 
The shares have been applied for listing on the Helsinki Stock Exchange together with the old shares as of March 30, 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
 
For further information, please contact:
Aleksanteri Lebedeff, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 204 84 3240