Stock Exchange release February 25, 2005 09:33:16 AM CET

Moody's changed the outlook to stable on Metso's long-term rating

Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the current Ba1 long-term ratings for Metso Corporation and changed the outlook from negative to stable.
Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and in selected other industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4 billion, and it has some 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.
For further information, please contact:
Pekka Hölttä, Senior Vice President, Corporate Trasurer, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 204 84 3195
Eeva Mäkelä, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 204 84 3253

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