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KONE Canada Named Technical Supplier of the Year by World’s Largest Commercial Real Estate Services Firm

Press Release Published 05/13/2013

KONE Inc., press release, May 13, 2013

KONE Inc. is proud to announce it has been honored with the CBRE "Technical Supplier of the Year" award for its service of 216 buildings in CBRE's Infrastructure Ontario (IO) portfolio. CBRE Director of Facility Management and Critical Services, Andy Basacchi, presented the award to KONE on behalf of the company.

KONE was recognized after receiving the highest average score in the award's Technical category based on service coverage, input from quarterly supplier performance reviews, and a survey of CBRE management, procurement, and analytics teams.

CBRE credited KONE's professional management and operational excellence as well as the exceptional service at its new TechnicalServicesCenter for the award. The KONE Technical Services Center opened this April and combines employees, spare parts, training and technology to enhance customer service throughout the Americas regions.

"We are thrilled to be recognized for such a prestigious award, which is a testament to the strong partnership our Ontario team has built with CBRE," said Kelly Leitch, President of KONE Canada. "We look forward to continued growth with this valued, strategic partner and furthering our reputation for providing products and services that exceed our customers' expectations."

CBRE group is the world's largest real estate services firm, offering a range of services from leasing to property management. KONE currently provides maintenance services to 216 buildings in all four regions of CBRE's IO Property Services portfolio.

For further information, please contact:
Patrick O'Connell, Director, Marketing and Communications, KONE Inc., tel. +1 317 374 4960

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 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 OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

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