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KONE’s Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders Elects Antti Herlin Chairman of the Board

Stock Exchange Release Published 18/06/2003

On 18 June an Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders of KONE Corporation elected CEO and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors Antti Herlin chairman of the Board.

Antti Herlin will succeed long-standing chairman Pekka Herlin, who passed away on 4 April 2003.

The number of Board members was ratified at six. No new Board members were elected. In addition to Antti Herlin, the Board includes Gerhard Wendt, Iiro Viinanen, Jean-Pierre Chauvarie, Hiroshi Nishioka and Matti Alahuhta.

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