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KION SAYS KONECRANES TO BUY CERTAIN ASSETS OF LINDE BRAND (ENG)

     (The following press release from Kion was received by e-mail. It was not 
confirmed by the sender.) 
KION Group and Konecranes collaborate in the container handling truck business  
Konecranes to acquire certain assets of the container handling truck business 
of KION Group's Linde brand
Long-term supply agreement between Konecranes and Linde Material Handling
Both Konecranes and Linde Material Handling will continue to offer a full range 
of container handling trucks worldwide 
Wiesbaden / Helsinki / Aschaffenburg, 18 February 2013 - The KION Group, one of 
the two leading global manufacturers of industrial trucks, and Konecranes, a 
world-leading group of Lifting Businesses(TM) today announced that Konecranes 
has agreed to buy certain assets of the container handling truck business of 
Linde Material Handling, which is wholly owned by KION Group. The two groups 
have also signed a long-term supply agreement and will collaborate to further 
increase the global competitiveness of their respective container handling 
truck activities. The value of the assets purchased is not disclosed. The 
transaction is expected to close during the 2nd quarter of 2013. 
Both companies will keep reach stackers, empty container handlers and laden 
container handlers in their offering but after a period of time all 
manufacturing will take place in Konecranes factories. The assets acquired by 
Konecranes from Linde Material Handling include the respective product rights. 
In addition, Konecranes will get access to Linde Material Handling's 
distribution network. The collaboration improves economies of scale in R&D and 
manufacturing while enabling both companies to continue to offer container 
handling trucks to their distribution channels. 
"We are happy to work together with Konecranes. This global collaboration with 
one of the leaders in this segment will significantly improve our container 
handling offerings to the customers of the Linde brand," said Theodor Maurer, 
member of the Executive Board of KION Group and CEO of Linde Material Handling. 
"We will maintain the highest standards in quality, delivery, performance and 
value - all standards to which our customers are accustomed." 
"Our lift truck business has been a strong performer within Konecranes Group. 
The acquisition of certain assets of Linde Material Handling's container 
handling business opens wider distribution network for the combined reach 
stacker and empty container handler offering. We look forward to working with 
Linde and their distributors; together we are stronger in the market", said 
Hannu Rusanen, member of the Group Executive Board of Konecranes and Head of 
Business Area Equipment. 
The companies 
The KION Group - comprising the six brands Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM STILL, 
Baoli and Voltas - is Europe's market leader in industrial trucks, the global 
number two in the industry and the leading non-domestic supplier in China. The 
Linde and STILL brands serve the premium segment worldwide. Fenwick is the 
largest supplier of material handling products in France, while OM STILL is a 
market leader in Italy. The Baoli brand focuses on the economy segment, and 
Voltas is one of the two market leaders in India. The KION Group employed more 
than 22,000 people and generated revenue between Euro 4.65 and 4.75 billion in 
2012 according to first estimates based on initial management reporting. 
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses(TM), serving a broad 
range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, 
ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting 
solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all 
makes. In 2012, Group sales totaled EUR 2,170 million. The Group has 12,100 
employees at 609 locations in 47 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ 
OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V). 
Disclaimer 
This press release contains forward-looking statements involving known and 
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the 
control of the KION Group ('KION'), and Konecranes are difficult to predict and 
may cause future developments to differ significantly from assumed developments 
as expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements in this press 
release. 
Any liability (including in respect of direct, indirect or consequential loss 
or damage) of any member of KION and Konecranes with regard to the information 
contained in this press release is expressly disclaimed. This press release 
does not purport to contain all of the information that may be required to 
evaluate any proposed transaction, and any recipient hereof should seek its own 
legal, accounting and other relevant professional advice. 
No member of KION and Konecranes undertakes any obligation or expects to update 
or revise this press release, including forward-looking statements or any other 
information contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future 
events or otherwise. 
For further information please contact  
Michael Hauger
Head of Corporate Communications
KION Group GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0) 611 770 655
michael.hauger@kiongroup.com 
Mikael Wegmüller
VP, Marketing and Communications
Koncranes Plc
Tel.: + 358 20 427 2008
mikael.wegmuller@konecranes.com 
Miikka Kinnunen
Director, Investor Relations 
Konecranes Plc
Tel.: + 358 20 427 2050
miikka.kinnunen@konecranes.com 
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