A total of 28,824 new KONE class B shares have been subscribed for with 2005A option rights and a total of 12,120 new KONE class B shares with 2005B option rights.
The corresponding EUR 10,236.00 increase in KONE Corporation’s share capital has been entered into the Finnish Trade Register on March 7, 2008. Trading of the new shares will start on March 10, 2008. The shares acquired shall first qualify for dividend payment for the financial year during which the subscription has taken place. Other rights related to the shares shall commence on the date when the increase in the share capital is entered into the Trade Register.
KONE 2005A and 2005B option rights were listed on the main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange on June 1, 2005. To date, 1,727,112 shares have been subscribed for with the option rights. The maximum number of shares that can be subscribed for with the remaining option rights is 889,908. The subscription price is EUR 4.02 per share. The increase in the number of shares approved by the Annual General Meeting held on February 25, 2008 has been taken account in the number of shares and the subscription price.
KONE’s share capital is EUR 64,186,533.00 after the entry into the Trade Register, comprising 218,641,776 listed class B shares and 38,104,356 unlisted class A shares.
KONE is one of the world’s leading elevator and escalator companies. It provides customers with industry-leading elevators, escalators and innovative solutions for maintenance and modernization. KONE also provides maintenance of automatic building doors. In 2007, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.1 billion and over 32,500 employees. Its class B shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.
For further information, please contact:
Jukka Ala-Mello, Secretary to the Board, tel. +358 (0)204 75 4226
Secretary to the Board
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications & IR