Trading of Metso Corporation shares subscribed with options

Metso Corporation   Stock Exchange Release May 9, 2005 at  3.25 p.m.    1(1)

Trading of Metso Corporation shares subscribed with options

Metso Corporation's share capital increase resulting from the subscriptions of
year 2000 and year 2001 stock option programs, totaling EUR 9,186,917.30, will be
entered in the Trade Register by the end of this week, after which the new shares
will be available for trading in the Helsinki Stock Exchange together with the
old shares.

The number of shares subscribed through Metso Corporation's year 2000 and year
2001 stock option programs is respectively 4,538,869 and 865,200. The
subscription period of shares for both programs expired on April 30, 2005. As a
result of the share subscriptions, Metso obtained EUR 71,603,914.25 in new
equity.


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:
Olli Vaartimo, Executive Vice President and CFO, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 204
84 3010
Harri Luoto, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Metso Corporation,
tel. +358 204 84 3240






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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.

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