KONE finalizes sales of Nordkalk to NK-Holding

Stock Exchange Release Published 12/02/2003

Partek Corporation, part of the KONE Group, signed an agreement for the sale of the entire share capital in Partek's subsidiary Nordkalk Corporation to NK-Holding Oy Ab on December 3, 2002. The terms of the contract have been fulfilled, and the transaction was finalized on February 12, 2003.


KONE Corporation

Tapio Hakakari
Secretary to the Board of Directors

Outi-Maria Liedes
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications & IR

For further information, please contact:
Kari Heinistö, Senior Executive Vice President, KONE Materials Handling,
tel. + 358 (0) 204 55 4252
Outi-Maria Liedes, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & IR, KONE,
tel. + 358 (0) 204 75 4501

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 36,000 people. KONE's B shares are listed on the Helsinki Exchanges.

Nordkalk is the leading producer of limestone-based products in Northern Europe. The products are used mainly in the steel, building material, pulp and paper industries as well as in environmental care and agriculture. In 2002, Nordkalk's consolidated net sales amounted to EUR 252.0 million and operating profit to EUR 35.2 million. Nordkalk employs about 1,300 people and has operations at over 30 locations e.g. in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Estonia.

www nordkalk.com

2003-02-12 KONE finalizes sales of Nordkalk to NK-Holding

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