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NOKIA: Nokia Growth Partners raises USD 350 million investment fund for investments in Internet of Things

Press Release

Announced by Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri at Mobile World Congress
today, the new fund brings assets under management by NGP to well over USD 1
billion and serves to find the best entrepreneurs in the Internet of Things
(IoT) globally, as well as support Nokia's goal to become a leader in a world
where everybody and everything is connected.

February 21, 2016

Espoo, Finland - Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) today announced the closing of a
new USD 350 million fund for investments in IoT companies. The fund is
sponsored by Nokia and will serve to identify new opportunities to grow the
ecosystem in IoT solutions. The fund IV commitment brings NGP's total assets
under management to over USD 1 billion, including USD 500 million available
for new investments.

The fund will invest in promising companies primarily around Connected
Enterprise, Consumer Solutions, Connected Car and Digital Health, as well as
enabling technologies with a focus on capabilities in big data and analytics.
NGP's reach spans the US, Europe, India and China.

"The $350 million Internet of Things investment fund, tasked with finding and
funding the best entrepreneurs across the world, reflects our strong intent
to be a leader in the technologies that connect people and things, while
establishing successful partnerships for both Nokia and the investee
companies," said Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri.

NGP has established a successful investment track record over the past ten
years with partners who each have over 25 years of operating and investment
experience. NGP has consistently delivered top quartile investment returns
while facilitating partnerships for Nokia. Recent successes include early
investments in GanJi and UCMobile, resulting in two of the largest tech
acquisitions in China history, as well as the listing of Rocketfuel on the

"Connecting everything through IoT solutions is the next big technological
wave and it will affect all aspects of our lives. We are excited to continue
working closely with Nokia to build the ecosystem while increasing partnering
and company success," said NGP Managing Partner Bo Ilsoe. "With the new
commitment from Nokia, NGP has more than USD 500 million of fresh capital to
deploy behind the best entrepreneurs and teams out there."

The fund will support Nokia in defining future business opportunities and the
technical underpinnings for the rapidly growing IoT market. Working closely
with operators, enterprises and a strong ecosystem of partners through its
IoT community, Nokia combines its mobile and fixed network infrastructure
assets with secure IoT connectivity, distributed cloud, as well as IoT
platforms with applications and analytics and individualized services. Nokia
expects IoT to create new industries and opportunities in connected mobility,
smart cities, public safety and healthcare and the connected home.

Nokia Growth Partners

NGP invests in entrepreneurs building intelligent solutions connecting
everybody and everything. Providing deep industry expertise and an extensive
network, NGP helps entrepreneurs accelerate company growth. With offices in
the US, Europe, India and China, NGP extends the reach of companies making
their products and services local everywhere. Uniquely structured as a
private and independent venture firm sponsored only by Nokia, NGP offers the
rigor of a financial investor while facilitating strategic engagement with
Nokia. Visitwww.nokiagrowthpartners.comfor more information.

About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things.
Powered by the innovation of Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is
at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are
increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network,
Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers,
governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud
and the Internet of

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