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KONE Nomination Committee’s Proposal for Composition of Board

Stock Exchange Release Published 20/02/2004

KONE Corporation’s Nomination Committee proposes to KONE Corporation’s Annual General Meeting on 27 February, 2004 that the number of Board members be increased from six to seven.

The Committee proposes that Sirkka Hämäläinen and Masayuki Shimono be elected as new members. The previous occupations of D.Sc. (Econ.) Sirkka Hämäläinen include membership on the Board of the European Central Bank. Masayuki Shimono is a graduate of the University of Kansai, and is executive vice president and general manager of International Operations for KONE’s alliance partner Toshiba Elevator and Building System Corporation (TELC). Board member Hiroshi Nishioka, president and CEO of TELC, will not stand for re-election.
The committee proposes that Antti Herlin be re-elected Chairman of the Board and that the following members be re-elected: Gerhard Wendt, Iiro Viinanen, Jean-Pierre Chauvarie and Matti Alahuhta.
The term of the board ends at the next Annual General Meeting.
Tapio Hakakari will continue as secretary to the Board.
Sender:
KONE Corporation
Board of Directors
Tapio Hakakari
Secretary to the Board of Directors
Aimo Rajahalme
Executive Vice President,
Finance and Information Services
For additional information, please contact:
Tapio Hakakari, Secretary to the Board of Directors, tel. +358 400 408 316
KONE is a global service and engineering company that specializes in moving people and goods. It comprises two divisions: KONE Elevators & Escalators and Kone Cargotec. KONE Elevators & Escalators sells, manufactures, installs, maintains and modernizes elevators and escalators, and services automatic building doors. Kone Cargotec supplies products and services to facilitate moving and loading cargo. KONE's B shares are listed on the
Helsinki Exchanges.
www.konecorp.com