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2016-01-28

KONE Corporation: Notice to the General Meeting

KONE Corporation, stock exchange release, January 28, 2016 at 2.00 p.m. EET

KONE Corporation: Notice to the General Meeting

Notice is given to the shareholders of KONE Corporation of the Annual General
Meeting to be held on Monday March 7, 2016 at 11.00 a.m. at the Main
Auditorium of the Finlandia Hall (entrances M4 and K4), Mannerheimintie 13,
Helsinki. The reception of participants will commence at 10.00 a.m.

A. Matters on the agenda of the General Meeting

At the General Meeting, the following matters will be considered:

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Calling the meeting to order

3. Election of person to scrutinize the minutes and persons to supervise the
counting of votes

4. Recording the legality of the meeting

5. Recording the attendance at the meeting and adoption of the list of votes

6. Presentation of the annual accounts, the report of the Board of Directors
and the auditor's report for the year 2015

Review by the President and CEO

7. Adoption of the annual accounts

8. Resolution on the use of the profit shown on the balance sheet and the
payment of dividends

The Board of Directors proposes that for the financial year 2015 a dividend of
EUR 1.3975 is paid for each class A share and a dividend of EUR 1.40 is paid
for each class B share. The date of record for dividend distribution is
proposed to be March 9, 2016 and the dividend is proposed to be paid on March
16, 2016.

9. Resolution on the discharge of the members of the Board of Directors and
the President and CEO from liability

10. Resolution on the remuneration of the members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors proposes
that the board members' annual compensation is kept unchanged: Chairman of
the Board of Directors EUR 54,000, Vice Chairman EUR 44,000 and board members
EUR 33,000 per year. According to the proposal, 40 percent of the annual
remuneration will be paid in class B shares of KONE Corporation and the rest
in cash. Further the Nomination and Compensation Committee proposes that EUR
500 fee per meeting is paid for each member for Board and Committee meetings
but anyhow EUR 2,000 fee per those Committee meetings for the members
residing outside of Finland. Possible travel expenses are proposed to be
reimbursed according to the travel policy of the Company.

11. Resolution on the number of members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors proposes
that eight (8) board members are elected.

12. Election of members of the Board of Directors

The Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors proposes
that Matti Alahuhta, Anne Brunila, Antti Herlin, Iiris Herlin, Jussi Herlin,
Ravi Kant, Juhani Kaskeala and Sirpa Pietikäinen are re-elected to the Board
of Directors.

13. Resolution on the remuneration of the auditors

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors proposes that the Auditors are
reimbursed as per their invoice.

14. Resolution on the number of auditors

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors proposes that two (2) Auditors
are elected.

15. Election of auditor

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors proposes that authorized public
accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy and Niina Vilske are elected as
Auditors.

16. Authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on the repurchase of the
Company's own shares

The Board of Directors proposes that the General Meeting authorizes the Board
of Directors to decide on the repurchase of no more than 52,440,000 treasury
shares with assets from the company's unrestricted equity, so that a maximum
of 7,620,000 class A shares and a maximum of 44,820,000 class B shares may be
repurchased. The consideration to be paid for the repurchased shares with
respect to both class A and class B shares will be determined based on the
trading price determined for class B shares on the Nasdaq Helsinki on the
date of repurchase.

Class A shares will be repurchased in proportion to holdings of class A
shareholders at a price equivalent to the average price paid for the
company's class B shares on the Nasdaq Helsinki on the date of repurchase.
Any shareholder wishing to offer his or her class A shares for repurchase by
the company must state his or her intention to the company's Board of
Directors in writing. The company may deviate from the obligation to
repurchase shares in proportion to the shareholders' holdings if all the
holders of class A shares give their consent. Class B shares will be
purchased in public trading on the Nasdaq Helsinki at the market price as per
the time of purchase.

The Board of Directors proposes that the authorization remains in effect for a
period of one year following the date of decision of the General Meeting.

17. Closing of the meeting

B. Documents of the General Meeting

The draft resolutions of the Board of Directors and its committees relating to
the agenda of the General Meeting, this notice and Company's annual accounts,
the report of the Board of Directors and the Auditor's report are on view at
KONE Corporation's website at
www.kone.com/en/Investors/annual-general-meetings/.The draft resolutions of
the Board of Directors and its committees and the annual accounts are also on
view at the General Meeting. Copies of these documents and of this notice
will be sent to shareholders upon request. The minutes of the General Meeting
are available on the above-mentioned website no later than March 21, 2016.

C. Instructions for the participants in the General Meeting

1. Right to participate and registration

Each shareholder, who is registered in the shareholders' register of the
Company held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. on the record date of the General
Meeting, which is February 24, 2016, has the right to participate in the
General Meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her
personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the shareholders'
register of the Company.

A shareholder, who wants to participate in the General Meeting, shall register
with the company for the meeting no later than on March 2, 2016 at 3.00 p.m.
by giving prior notice of participation. Such notice can be given:
a) on KONE Corporation's
website:www.kone.com/en/investors/annual-general-meetings/

b) by regular mail to: KONE Corporation, Share Register, P.O. Box 7, FI-02151
Espoo, Finland
c) by telefax +358 20 475 4523
d) by telephone + 358 20 770 6873.

In connection with the registration, a shareholder shall provide his/her name,
personal/business identification number, address, telephone number and the
name of any assistant or proxy representative, as well as the personal
identification number of a proxy representative. The personal information is
used only in connection with the general meeting and with the processing of
related registrations.

2. Proxy representative and powers of attorney

A shareholder may participate in the General Meeting and exercise his or her
rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative
shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner
demonstrate his or her right to represent the shareholder at the General
Meeting. When a shareholder participates in the general meeting by means of
several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares in
different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative
represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the
registration for the general meeting. Any proxy documents should be delivered
in originals to KONE Corporation, Share Register, P.O. Box 7, FI-02151 Espoo,
Finland before the last date for registration.

3. Holders of nominee registered shares

A holder of nominee registered shares has the right to participate in the
General Meeting by virtue of such shares, based on which he or she on the
record date of the General Meeting, i.e. February 24, 2016, is entitled to be
registered in the shareholders' register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The
right to participate in the General Meeting requires, in addition, that the
shareholder on the basis of such shares has been temporarily registered into
the shareholders' register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. at the latest by
March 2, 2016 by 10.00 am. This registration is sufficient for holders of
nominee registered shares wanting to participate in the General Meeting.

A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request without delay
necessary instructions regarding the registration in the temporary
shareholder's register of the company, the issuing of proxy documents and
registration for the General Meeting from his/her custodian bank. The account
management organization of the custodian bank has to temporarily register a
holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the General
Meeting, into the shareholders' register of the company no later than the
time stated above.

4. Other instructions and information

Pursuant to chapter 5, section 25 of the Finnish Companies Act, a shareholder
who is present at the General Meeting has the right to request information
with respect to the matters to be considered at the General Meeting.

On the date of this notice, January 28, 2016, the total number of shares in
KONE Corporation is 525,406,314 shares constituted of 76,208,712 class A
shares and 449,197,602 class B shares. Based on the articles of association,
each class A share entitles its holder to one vote and each full ten class B
shares entitle their holder to one vote, but each shareholder has a minimum
of one vote.

The participants of the General Meeting are kindly notified that coffee will
be served after the meeting.

In Helsinki, January 28, 2016

KONE Corporation
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
For further information, please contact:

Jukka Ala-Mello, Secretary to the Board, tel. +358 (0)204 75 4226

Sender:

KONE Corporation

Jukka Ala-Mello
Secretary to the Board

Eriikka Söderström
CFO

About KONE

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry.
KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing
and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely,
comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing
environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic
building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and
between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building,
from the design phase t...

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