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2015-08-14

NOKIA: NOKIA HAS FILED A PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF ITS REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM F-4 WITH THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RELATING TO THE PROPOSED

Nokia Corporation

Stock Exchange Release
August 14, 2015 at 19:15 (CET +1)

NOKIA HAS FILED A PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF ITS REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM F-4
WITH THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION RELATING TO THE PROPOSED
PUBLIC EXCHANGE OFFER TO ACQUIRE ALCATEL-LUCENT
The information contained in the draft registration statement on Form F-4
filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2015 is
preliminary and incomplete and the registration statement is subject to
future amendments and changes before becoming effective. Please note that the
statements in the registration statement on Form F-4 are presented as of the
date of commencement of the proposed public exchange offer. Nokia may not
complete the exchange offer and issue its securities referred to in Form F-4
until the Form F-4 registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission has become effective.

Espoo, Finland -
Nokia has today filed its preliminary draft of a registration statement on
Form F-4 (the "Form F-4") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
(the "SEC") relating to the proposed public exchange offer to acquire
Alcatel-Lucent. As announced on April 15, 2015, Nokia intends to acquire all
of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent through a public exchange
offer in France and in the United States whereby Alcatel-Lucent securities
will be exchanged for Nokia shares or Nokia American depositary shares (the
"Exchange Offer"). The Exchange Offer is comprised of a U.S. exchange offer
(the "U.S. Offer") and a French exchange offer (the "French Offer"). The U.S.
Offer would be made pursuant to a registration statement on Form F-4, the
preliminary draft of which was filed with the SEC today, to all U.S. holders
of outstanding Alcatel-Lucent ordinary shares, all U.S. holders of
outstanding Alcatel-Lucent convertible bonds ("OCEANEs") and all holders of
outstanding Alcatel-Lucent American depositary shares, wherever located. The
French Offer would be made pursuant to the separate French offer
documentation to be filed with the French Financial Market Regulator
(Autorité des marchés financiers
) and made available to holders of Alcatel-Lucent ordinary shares and OCEANEs
who are located in France (holders of Alcatel-Lucent shares and OCEANEs
located outside of France may not participate in the French Offer except if,
pursuant to the local laws and regulations applicable to those holders, they
are permitted to participate in the French Offer) in due course.

As indicated in Nokia's stock exchange release dated April 15, 2015, as part
of the Exchange Offer, a consideration of 0.55 of a newly issued ordinary
share of Nokia (subject to adjustments for any dividend other than the
previously paid Nokia dividend for 2014) would be offered in exchange for
each ordinary share of Alcatel-Lucent (including ordinary shares of
Alcatel-Lucent represented by American depositary shares) issued and
outstanding and tendered into the Exchange Offer. The proposed transaction is
subject to the minimum tender condition, approval by Nokia's shareholders,
receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.

An equivalent offer will be made for each outstanding class of Alcatel-Lucent
OCEANEs: OCEANE 2018, OCEANE 2019 and OCEANE 2020.

Information disclosed in the Form F-4
The information is preliminary and incomplete and the Form F-4 is subject to
future amendments and changes before becoming effective. The Form F-4
includes more detailed information on the proposed transaction, pro forma
financial statements, risks related to the transaction and the terms of the
U.S. Offer. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in the below
section have the meanings defined in the Form F-4. A copy of the preliminary
draft of the Form F-4 is posted on Nokia's website at
http://company.nokia.com/en/investors/financial-reports/sec-filings
In the preliminary draft of the Form F-4, Nokia is providing, among others,
the following information not previously disclosed.
Selected Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information

The following selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial
information is derived from the unaudited pro forma condensed combined
financial information included in the preliminary registration statement on
Form F-4 filed on August 14, 2015 with the SEC. The complete unaudited pro
forma condensed combined financial information can be found in the Form F-4,
which is posted on Nokia's website at
http://company.nokia.com/en/investors/financial-reports/sec-filings.

The following selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial
information is presented for illustrative purposes only to give effect to the
acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent and the proposed sale of Nokia's HERE business.
The selected unaudited pro forma condensed financial information includes the
historical results of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent presented in accordance with
IFRS. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of financial
position as of June 30, 2015 gives effect to the Exchange Offer and the
proposed sale of Nokia's HERE business as if they had occurred on that date.
The selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined income statements for the
six months ended June 30, 2015 and year ended December 31, 2014 give effect
to the Exchange Offer as if it occurred on January 1, 2014 and presents
Nokia's HERE business as discontinued operations to give pro forma effect to
the proposed sale of HERE.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information reflects the
application of pro forma adjustments that are preliminary and are based upon
available information and certain assumptions, described in the accompanying
notes thereto, that management believes are reasonable under the
circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from the assumptions
within the accompanying selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined
financial information. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial
information has been prepared by management for illustrative purposes only
and are not necessarily indicative of the financial position or results of
operations that would have been realized had the completion of the Exchange
Offer and the proposed sale of Nokia's HERE business occurred as of the dates
indicated above, nor is it meant to be indicative of any anticipated
financial position or future results of operations that Nokia will experience
going forward. In addition, the unaudited pro forma condensed combined income
statements do not reflect any expected cost savings, synergies, restructuring
actions, non-recurring items or one-time transaction related costs that Nokia
expects to incur or generate.

Year ended Six months
December 31, 2014 ended June 30, 2015
(in EUR million, except for per share data)

Selected Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Income Statement Data:
Net sales 24 744 12 441
Operating profit 886 425
Profit from continuing
operations 2 246 184
Profit from continuing operations
attributable to equity holders of the
parent - basic 2 203 192
Profit from continuing operations
attributable to equity holders of the
parent - diluted 2 263 192

Earnings per share from continuing
operations-basic (in EUR) 0.39 0.03

Earnings per share from continuing
operations-diluted (in EUR) 0.37 0.03

Weighted average number of shares
-basic (000s shares) 5 707 723 5 640 929

Weighted average number of shares
-diluted (000s shares) 6 143 274 5 657 924

As of June 30, 2015
(in EUR million)

Selected Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Statement of Financial Position Data:

Current assets 26 775
Non-current assets 26 970
Total assets 53 746
Net assets 22 722
Current liabilities 15 787
Non-current liabilities 15 237
Total liabilities 31 024
Capital and reserves attributable
to equity holders of the parent 21 783
Other Pro Forma data: Net Cash(1) 8 072

(1) Nokia believes that net cash is useful for investors as a measure to
assess Nokia's liquidity and capital structure. Net cash is defined as total
cash and other liquid assets less interest-bearing liabilities. Each
component of net cash is presented within the Statement of Financial
Position. Total cash and other liquid assets is defined as the sum of
Investments at fair value through profit and loss, liquid, Available-for-sale
investments, liquid assets and Cash and cash equivalents. Interest-bearing
liabilities is defined as the sum of Long-term interest bearing liabilities,
Current portion of long-term interest-bearing liabilities and Short-term
borrowings.

Selected Additional Key Transaction Terms

Termination Fees

As announced on April 15, 2015, the parties have agreed on certain termination
fees customary in similar European transactions and payable to the other
party under certain circumstances.

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding, after the date of this release,
Nokia may be required to pay a termination fee to Alcatel-Lucent in certain
circumstances, including the following:

(a) EUR 150 million if Nokia shareholders fail to approve the issuance of
Nokia shares to be offered in the exchange offer;

(b) EUR 100 million if Nokia fails to receive French regulatory approval for
the transaction;

(c) EUR 300 million if the Nokia board of directors withdraws its support for
the transaction or otherwise takes actions to frustrate the Nokia shareholder
vote; or

(d) EUR 400 million if Nokia fails to receive necessary regulatory approvals
for the transaction (other than those from the French regulator) or such
regulator otherwise forbids the transaction.

In addition, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding, after the date of
this release, Alcatel-Lucent may be required to pay a termination fee to
Nokia in certain circumstances, including the following:

(a) EUR 100 million if the transaction is terminated due to failure of the
French works council process or failure by the Alcatel-Lucent board to
receive a favorable opinion from its independent expert;

(b) EUR 300 million if the Alcatel-Lucent board of directors withdraws its
support for the transaction or takes certain actions that under French law
constitute frustration of the exchan...

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