(updated April 2016)
Nokia's global stock option plan wasapproved by the Annual General Meeting in the year when the plan was launched i.e., in 2011. Each stock option entitles the holder to subscribe for one new Nokia share. The stock options are non-transferable and may be used for share subscription only.
The exercise price of the stock options is determined at the time of grant on a quarterly basis. The exercise prices are determined in accordance with a pre-agreed schedule quarterly after the release of Nokia's periodic financial results and are, as a main rule, based on the trade volume weighted average price of a Nokia share on Nasdaq Helsinki during the trading days of the first whole week of the second month of the respective calendar quarter (i.e. February, May, August or November). Exercise prices are determined on a one-week weighted average to mitigate any short term fluctuations in Nokia's share price. The determination of exercise price is defined in the terms and conditions of the stock option plan, which are approved by the shareholders at the respective Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors does not have the right to amend the above-described determination of the exercise price.
Newly issued Nokia shares
Share subscriptions under the stock option plans are settled with unregistered newly issued Nokia shares. The newly issued shares are admitted to the main list of the Nasdaq Helsinki, as a separate class of shares under a separate trading code ("Nokia Uudet" in Finnish, meaning “Nokia New”). In 2016, the newly issued shares have been listed under the trading code "NOKIAM0116".
By the Subscription Deadline issued new shares will be automatically combined with the NOKIA share class at the following Trade Registration Date. If a trade with an unregistered share NOKIAMO116 is unsettled as of the Trade Registration Date, the trade will settle in the ordinary class NOKIA, normally.
Difference in share classes
Until the trade registration, the newly issued shares do not carry any shareholder rights and, therefore, they differ from the NOKIA share class. Shareholder rights commence on the Trade Registration Date, when the newly issued shares are combined with the NOKIA share class.
After December 31, 2015 subscribed new shares under the stock option plans (NOKIAMO116), do not entitle to cash dividend for financial year 2015. This is because shares subscribed under the stock option plans will be eligible for dividend with respect to the financial year in which the share subscription takes place.
Trade registration dates during 2016
Trade registration date
|End of December, 2015||Friday, Jan 8, 2016|
|Wed, June 15, 2016||Tuesday, June 21, 2016|
Please note that Nokia reserves the right to change any of the Trade Registration Dates indicated above, if necessary. Also, Nokia does not assume any liability for non-registrations occurring on any of the Dates due to reasons beyond Nokia's control. Therefore, you are advised to check from this website the desired Trade Registration Date before acting in reliance on any of these. The Subscription Deadline indicates the date, by which issued new shares will be recorded in the Trade Register immediately on the following Trade Registration Date.