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2015-04-24

KONE Oyj: KONE awarded contract to equip new-generation cruise ship by STX France

KONE Corporation, press release, April 24, 2015

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has been awarded
a contract by STX France to equip MSC Meraviglia, a new-generation MSC Vista
class cruise ship.

KONE will supply the ship with altogether 39 elevators and escalators. Built
in the Saint Nazaire yards in France, the 167 000 Gross Registered Tons (GRT)
ship will be 315m long and 43m wide carrying 5700 passengers and 1500 crew
members. The entertainment offer on board will boast a panoramic lounge for
shows, an amusement park, an aquapark as well as a two-deck inside promenade.
MSC Meraviglia will be water emission free, and the hull and propulsion
system will be optimized for better energy efficiency. The new flagship of
MSC is due to be completed in 2017.

KONE's people flow solutions for MSC Meraviglia will include 17 KONE
MiniSpace(TM) passenger elevators, two KONE MiniSpace(TM) scenic elevators,
13 KONE MonoSpace® service elevators, four escalators, two KONE Motala 2000
platforms for people with limited mobility and a dumbwaiter. Other KONE
solutions will include KONE E-Link monitoring system for improved
serviceability and maximized eco-efficiency. High-end design features of the
elevators will include Italian marble flooring.

"KONE is proud to be associated with the development of this new-generation
and environmentally friendly cruise vessel and to continue our partnership
with STX France," says Ari Winter, Head of Marine Business at KONE."

The order was booked in the first quarter of 2015.

Previous KONE press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
January 22, 2015:KONE wins a fourth consecutive Oasis-class cruise ship order

September 20, 2013:KONE to equip third consecutive Oasis-class luxury cruise
ship with energy efficient people flow solutions

October 04, 2007:KONE continues its success in the marine elevator business

September 15, 2006:KONE delivers elevators to world's largest passenger cruise
ship

For further information, please contact:
Liisa Kivelä, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358
204 75 4330, media@kone.com

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 to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In
2014, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 7.3 billion, and at the end of the
year over 47,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

www.kone.com

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Source: KONE Oyj via Globenewswire

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