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NOT FOR RELEASE IN THE UNITED STATES, JAPAN, CANADA OR AUSTRALIA
(Unofficial translation from the original in Finnish)
Approximately 6,570, or some 65%, of the shareholders in Partek have currently accepted KONE’s public tender offer for the shares and securities in Partek. The above shareholders hold approximately 85% of the shares issued by Partek. The majority of the outstanding shares, which have not yet been tendered to KONE, are held by the Finnish retail investors.
KONE announced its offer on 20 May 2002 and the offer period commenced on 18 June 2002. The offer period is expected to end on 16 August 2002 (preliminary).
With regards to the acceptance procedure and questions relating to the Offer, the investors are instructed to turn to their asset managers and nominee register custodians for further information.
The offering circular is available in Finnish and Swedish in the Helsinki Exchange’s HEXGATE information office and service point, as well as in Nordea Bank’s asset management branch offices in Finland. In addition, the offering circular shall be made available on the Internet (www.nordeasecurities.com, www.kone.com and www.nordea.fi).
Secretary to the Board of Directors
KONE Finance Corporation
Chairman of the Board of Directors
For additional information, please contact:
Tapio Hakakari, tel. +358 204 75 4226, mobile +358 400 408 316.
This stock exchange release must not be released or distributed in whole or in part in or into the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan.
The offer is not being made directly or indirectly in or into the United States of America, or by use of the mails or by any means or instrument (including without limitation facsimile transmission, telex, telephone and the internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, nor is it being made directly or indirectly in or into Canada, Australia or Japan.