Metso Corporation has yesterday filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission the Form 20-F/A as Amendment No. 1 to its Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on March 30, 2005. The Amendment No. 1 clarifies the previous years' restatements of net income in accordance with U.S. GAAP as stated in our initial 20-F filing in March 2005. Subsequently the "Item 15. Controls and Procedures" has been modified accordingly. The Form 20-F/A is available as a pdf-document on Metso's Internet site at www.metso.com.
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.