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Austrian Competition Authority’s Proposal for Fines

Stock Exchange Release Published 05/10/2007

KONE’s Austrian subsidiary was notified in February 2007 by the Austrian cartel court of the initiation of proceedings for the imposition of fines against companies possibly involved in anticompetitive practices in the Austrian elevator and escalator market. KONE’s Austrian subsidiary has been one of the companies under investigation.

The legal process has progressed to a phase where the Austrian competition authority has submitted to the cartel court its proposal for fines. The authority has proposed that the cartel court would impose a fine of EUR 26 million on KONE's Austrian subsidiary for suspected anticompetitive practices before mid 2004.

“This is the competition authority’s proposal and at the same time, it defines the upper limit for the possible fine” says Klaus Cawén, Executive Vice President, KONE Corporation. “A decision in respect of the case’s merits in general and potential fines will be made by the Austrian cartel court.”

About KONE

KONE is one of the world’s leading elevator and escalator companies. It provides its customers with industry-leading elevators and escalators, with innovative solutions for their maintenance and modernization. KONE also provides maintenance of automatic building doors. In 2006, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 3.6 billion and approximately 29,000 employees. Its class B shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.

www.kone.com

For further information, please contact:

Minna Mars, Senior Vice President, Communications and IR, tel. +358 (0)204 75 4501

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KONE Oyj

Klaus Cawén
Executive Vice President

Minna Mars
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications & IR