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Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders of KONE Corporation

Stock Exchange Release Published 23/04/2003

The shareholders of KONE Corporation are hereby summoned to an Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders to be held in the Siirtomaasali of Hotel Kalastajatorppa (address: Kalastajatorpantie 1), Helsinki, on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 1.00 p.m.

The meeting shall decide on:

  1. The number of members of the Board of Directors
  2. Election of the chairman of the Board of Directors and possible election of additional Board members


Right to participate

In order to take part in the shareholders’ meeting, shareholders must be registered in the shareholders’ register maintained by the Finnish Central Securities Depository by June 8, 2003. Shareholders who have placed their shares in trust must temporarily re-register the shares in their own names in order to participate in the meeting. Such re-registration must be made by June 8, 2003.

A shareholder may attend and vote at the meeting in person or by proxy. However, in accordance with Finnish practice the company does not send forms of proxy to its shareholders. Shareholders wishing to vote by proxy should submit their own forms of proxy to the company.

Notifying of participation

A shareholder who wishes to participate in the shareholders’ meeting must notify the company at Kartanontie 1, 00330 HELSINKI not later than June 13, 2003 before 4:00 p.m. to Mrs. Ulla Silvonen by mail (address: KONE Corporation, Kartanontie 1, 00330 Helsinki), by telefax (+ 358 20 475 4309), by e-mail (ulla.silvonen@kone.com) or by telephone (+358 20 475 4332). Shareholders are also requested to notify the company of any proxies for the Annual General Meeting so that they are in the company´s possession by June 13, 2003.

Helsinki, April 23, 2003

The Board of Directors

Sender:

KONE Corporation

Tapio Hakakari
Secretary to the Board of Directors

Outi-Maria Liedes
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications & IR

KONE is a global service and engineering company that specializes in moving people and goods. Annual net sales total EUR 5,500 million, and we employ nearly 35,000 people. KONE's B shares are listed on the Helsinki Exchanges.

www.kone.com