Stock Exchange release October 19, 2001 10:23:29 AM CET


Metso Corporation will publish its financial information in 2002 as follows:

February 7, 2002 2001 Financial Statements

April 30, 2002 Interim Review for

January - March 2002

July 31, 2002 Interim Review for

January - June 2002

October 30, 2002 Interim Review for

January - September 2002

The Annual Report for 2001 will be published during the week 11 in March 2002.

Metso Corporation's Annual General Meeting is planned to be held on March 27, 2002.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. The corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. Metso's other core businesses are divided between Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology). In 2000, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.9 billion, and the personnel totaled approximately 22,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

Metso completed its offer for Svedala Industri AB on September 14, 2001. Svedala is a global supplier of products and services for rock and mineral processes. Metso's and Svedala's combined net sales are approximately EUR 5,400 million (in 2000) and the amount of personnel is approximately 32,000.

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