– FINLAND, Espoo – The Board of Directors’ Nomination and Compensation Committee of KONE Corporation proposes to the Annual General Meeting of KONE Corporation, to be held February 23, 2015, that the number of board members is to be nine.
The Nomination and Compensation Committee proposes that Iiris Herlin and Kazunori Matsubara are elected as new Board members for KONE Corporation. Antti Herlin (Chairman of the Board), Jussi Herlin (Vice Chairman), Matti Alahuhta, Anne Brunila, Ravi Kant, Juhani Kaskeala and Sirpa Pietikäinen would continue on the Board. From the current Board members, Sirkka Hämäläinen-Lindfors and Shinichiro Akiba would resign from the Board. KONE extends its gratitude to both Mrs. Hämäläinen-Lindfors and Mr. Akiba for their significant contribution as Members of the Board during several past years.
Iiris Herlin, born 1989, has been Deputy Member of the KONE Board since 2013.
Kazunori Matsubara, born 1958, has served as President and CEO of Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation, alliance partner of KONE, since April 2014. He has previously served in different positions in the Toshiba Group since 1980.
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.
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