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Nokia Announces New Notes and the Maximum Acceptance Amount and Final Results for its Offer to Purchase

Nokia Corporation 
Stock Exchange Release
May 14, 2020 at 10:00 (CET +1)

Nokia Announces New Notes and the Maximum Acceptance Amount and Final Results for its Offer to Purchase

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This notice must be read in conjunction with the tender offer memorandum dated 6 May 2020 (the "Tender Offer Memorandum"). Capitalised terms used in this notice and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.

Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced on 6 May 2020 the launch of the Tender Offer described in the Tender Offer Memorandum. The Tender Offer expired at 4:00 p.m. (London time) on 13 May 2020.

On 6 May 2020, Nokia priced a new issue of €500,000,000 2.375 per cent. Notes due 15 May 2025 and €500,000,000 3.125 per cent. Notes due 15 May 2028 (the "New Notes"). Application will be made for the New Notes to be admitted to listing and trading on Euronext Dublin.

The New Financing Condition has been satisfied, subject to the issuance of the New Notes. The New Notes have been priced and a subscription agreement between Nokia and the joint bookrunners named therein for the purchase of, and subscription for, the New Notes has been signed and remains in full force and effect as of the date hereof.

Nokia is, therefore, pleased to announce that it will accept Notes validly tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer on the following basis:

  • Final aggregate principal amount of Notes tendered pursuant to the Tender Offer: €227,064,000
  • The Maximum Acceptance Amount in respect of the Tender Offer has been set at €150,000,000. As a result, a pro-ration factor of 65.953% will be applied to the tendered notes.
  • Final aggregate principal amount of Notes that Nokia accepted for purchase: €150,000,000
  • Final aggregate principal amount of Notes that remain outstanding after settlement of the Tender Offer: €350,000,000

The Settlement Date for the Tender Offer and the New Notes is expected to be 15 May 2020.

Kristian Pullola, Chief Financial Officer at Nokia, said: “The successful completion of these transactions is a sign of trust in Nokia and our ability to serve our resilient customer base, which continues to offer essential services during these unprecedented times. We are pleased to have pre-financed our 2021 and 2022 maturities in-line with our prudent capital structure management, which has positioned us well to run our business and continue to fund the R&D investments needed for industry leadership.”

Joint Dealer Managers

Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Goldman Sachs International and Nordea Bank Abp (the “Joint Dealer Managers”) are acting as Joint Dealer Managers for the Tender Offer. Investors with questions may contact the Joint Dealer Managers at the addresses and numbers shown below.

Barclays Bank PLC Citigroup Global Markets Limited Goldman Sachs International Nordea Bank Abp
5 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 4BB
United Kingdom
Citigroup Centre
Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5LB
United Kingdom
Plumtree Court
25 Shoe Lane
London EC4A 4AU
United Kingdom
c/o Nordea Danmark, filial af Nordea Bank Abp, Finland
Grønjordsvej 10
PO Box 850
DK-0900 Copenhagen C
Denmark
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 3134 8515

 

Attn.: Liability Management Group

Tel: +44 20 7986 8969

 

Attn.: Liability Management Group

Tel: +44 20 7552 6157

 

Attn.: Liability Management Group

Tel: +45 5547 4253

 

Attn.: Liability Management

 

Email:
eu.lm
@barclays.com
Email: liabilitymanagement.europe
@citi.com
 
Email: liabilitymanagement.eu@
gs.com
Email: nordealiabilitymanagement
@nordea.com

Copies of the Tender Offer Memorandum can be requested from, and questions regarding the procedures for tendering Notes may be directed to, the Tender Agent, Lucid Issuer Services Limited, at: +44 20 7704 0880 or at nokia@lucid-is.com.

This stock exchange release must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum. The Tender Offer Memorandum contains important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer. This stock exchange release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy any securities. The Tender Offer is being made only pursuant to the Tender Offer Memorandum. None of Nokia, the Joint Dealer Managers or the Tender Agent, makes any recommendation in connection with the Tender Offer. Please refer to the Tender Offer Memorandum for a description of the offer terms, conditions, disclaimers and other information applicable to the Tender Offer.

Holders should seek their own financial advice, including in respect of any tax consequences, from their broker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial, tax or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Notes are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee must contact such entity if it wishes to tender such Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer. The Joint Dealer Managers will not be responsible to any holders of Notes for providing the protections afforded to customers of the Joint Dealer Managers or for advising any other person in connection with the Tender Offer.

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