Metso files the Form 20-F/A

Metso Corporation   Stock Exchange Announcement October 18, 2005 at  8.45 a.m.

Metso files the Form 20-F/A

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

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.

For further information, please contact:
Johanna Sintonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 20 484 3253

Metso Corporation

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Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso employs over 14,000 people in more than 50 countries.