KONE Corporation applies for listing of its 2013 stock options

Stock Exchange Release Published 16/03/2015

KONE Corporation, stock exchange release, March 16, 2015 at 9.30 a.m. EET

KONE Corporation applies for listing of its 2013 stock options
KONE Corporation will apply for the listing of its 2013 stock options on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. so that the listing begins as of April 1, 2015.

The total number of the 2013 stock options is 750,000.  Each option right entitles its holder to subscribe for two (2) class B shares.  In total, the 2013 stock options entitle to subscribe for 1,500,000 class B shares of KONE Corporation, at maximum. KONE Corporation's subsidiary, KONE Capital Oy, has 55,000 stock options in its possession. KONE Corporation's Board of Directors has resolved, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the stock options that the stock option holders will be offered new class B shares in the company.

The current subscription price for 2013 stock options is EUR 25.40 per share. The subscription price of the shares subscribed for by the stock options has been reduced in accordance with the terms and conditions by the amount of dividends declared before the share subscription at the record date for each dividend distribution.

KONE Corporation's Board of Directors has noted that the criteria of the 2013 stock options plan have been met and resolved that the share subscription period will begin on April 1, 2015 in accordance with the terms and conditions. The stock options may be freely transferred as of that date. The subscription period will end on April 30, 2017. The place of subscription will be Evli Bank Plc.

The reasons to grant the 2013 stock options and the original terms and conditions have been published by a stock exchange release on January 24, 2013. The updated, full version of the terms and conditions of the 2013 stock options is available on the company's website at www.kone.com.

The share subscription timetable with the option rights 2013 in 2015 is as follows:

Last subscription dateEstimated registration dateEstimated listing date
April 16, 2015 April 30, 2015 May 4, 2015
July 13, 2015 August 4, 2015 August 5, 2015
October 15, 2015 November 3, 2015 November 4, 2015
December 15, 2015 December 31, 2015 January 4, 2016

The Board will not handle share subscriptions between the end of the financial year 2015 and the subsequent Annual General Meeting.

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


KONE Corporation

Jukka Ala-Mello
Secretary to the Board

Eriikka Söderström

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE'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. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2014, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 7.3 billion, and at the end of the year over 47,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.


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