Sanna Kaje appointed Vice President, Investor Relations at KONE

August 19, 2016

KONE Corporation, press release, August 19, 2016

Sanna Kaje has been appointed Vice President, Investor Relations at KONE as of September 1, 2016. She joins KONE from YIT and has an extensive professional background in IR and finance.

Katri Saarenheimo, currently Director for Investor Relations, who has been with KONE's IR since 2011 and leading the IR team since 2014, will move to a new role in KONE's global maintenance business.

Karla Lindahl, currently Vice President for Strategy Development and Investor Relations, has been responsible for KONE's IR since 2010, and will now focus fully on KONE's strategic direction and development.

Both Sanna Kaje and Karla Lindahl will report to Ilkka Hara, CFO of KONE.

For further information, please contact:

Ilkka Hara, CFO, tel. +358 20 475 4251
KONE Corporation

KONE as a company

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

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