KONE, one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry, was founded in 1910. Our 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. Providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance, we have been committed to understanding the needs of our customers in various segments for the past century. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.3 billion and approximately 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.