KONECRANES PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE March 30, 2021 at 18:15 EEST
Konecranes Plc: Board of Directors’ organizing meeting
Konecranes’ Board of Directors elected in today’s Annual General Meeting has held its first meeting.
Mr. Christoph Vitzthum was elected Chairman of the Board in the Annual General Meeting.
In today’s meeting, the Board of Directors decided to continue with an Audit Committee and a Human Resources Committee.
Mr. Ulf Liljedahl was elected Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Mr. Niko Mokkila and Ms. Päivi Rekonen as Committee members. Ms. Janina Kugel was elected Chairwoman of the Human Resources Committee, and Mr. Per Vegard Nerseth and Mr. Christoph Vitzthum as Committee members.
All Board members with the exception of Janne Martin are deemed to be independent of the Company and all candidates with the exception of Niko Mokkila are deemed to be independent of the Company's significant shareholders. Janne Martin is deemed not to be independent of the Company due to his current position as an employee of Konecranes and Niko Mokkila is deemed not to be independent of a significant shareholder of the Company based on his current position as Managing Director at Hartwall Capital Oy Ab.
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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, 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 of all makes. In 2020, Group sales totaled EUR 3.2 billion. The Group has around 16,900 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).