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Announcement pursuant to Securities Markets Act Chapter 2, Section 10

Stock Exchange Release Published 07/09/2012

KONE Corporation, stock exchange release, September 7, 2012 at 9.00 a.m. EET

KONE Corporation has on September 5, 2012 received from The Capital Group Companies, Inc. (Taxpayer I.D. 86-0206507) a notification, according to which a disaggregation exemption (J No 13/2230/2007) granted by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority no longer applies following a corporate re-organization effective September 1, 2012, and Capital Research and Management Company and Capital Group International Inc. will no longer report relevant holdings separately. The holdings under management will be reported in aggregate by the group's parent company, The Capital Group Companies Inc.

KONE published a stock exchange release on June 29, 2012 following a notification from Capital Research and Management Company that its holding had exceeded five (5) percent (1/20) of the company's shares.

1. The company: KONE Corporation

2. The date for the current holdings: September 3, 2012

3. Exact proportion of share capital and voting rights as of September 3, 2012: The shares held by the group The Capital Group Companies, Inc. totaled 14,028,100 class B shares. The shares represented 5.3843% of total share capital and 2.3246% of total voting rights.

For further information, please contact:
Jukka Ala-Mello, Secretary to the Board, tel. +358 (0)204 75 4226

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2011, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5.2 billion and on average 35,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.

www.kone.com

Sender:

KONE Corporation

Jukka Ala-Mello
Secretary to the Board

Anne Korkiakoski
Executive Vice President
Marketing and Communications

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