Stock Exchange release October 18, 2004 03:01:31 PM CET

Taina Sopenlehto appointed as head of Metso's Human Resource Management

Taina Sopenlehto
(43), Ph.D, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resource Management of Metso Corporation, as of January 1, 2005. Her responsibilities include the definition of Corporate level focus areas of Metso's human resource management, management of human resource core processes and the development of leadership competences required by Metso's strategy. Taina Sopenlehto will report to Jorma Eloranta, President and CEO of Metso Corporation. Currently Taina Sopenlehto is Vice President, Human Resources at Wärtsilä Corporation.
Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion. Metso has approximately 26,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

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