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Dec 10 2015

Celebrating Nokia’s past and future at the NYSE

This blog is by Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia. Twitter: @nokia

On Tuesday, December 8, I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon in New York as a guest of the New York Stock Exchange. I was invited, along with several of my colleagues, to ring the closing bell in celebration of Nokia’s 150 year anniversary. What a privilege! And what an amazing experience to stand on the famous podium and look over the trading floor.

The closing bell signals the end of another busy trading session, and I think of how it also symbolizes the end of one chapter for Nokia... and the start of another.

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When our planned acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent is completed next year, our new company will be an innovation powerhouse with an end-to-end portfolio and leading global positions across our products and services.

This is an exciting time for Nokia and a cause for celebration. In this, our anniversary year, we reflected on Nokia’s long past and continuous transformation. Now, we look to a new year and a great new beginning.

Tuesday’s ceremony at the NYSE was a very memorable and historic occasion. I was proud to stand alongside my colleagues, representing Nokia and its remarkable history. And, what better way to close an extraordinary year? With a new year only weeks away, I look forward to Nokia’s next chapter – creating a leader in next generation technology, innovation and services for a programmable world.

To hear more about the synergies related to Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, please watch this CNBC interview.

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About Rajeev Suri

As Nokia CEO, Rajeev has been the driving force behind Nokia’s recent transformation, including its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent; successful expansion into digital health and enterprise vertical markets; building a standalone software business; and the return of the Nokia brand to mobile phones. He is also a United Nations Broadband Commissioner; Vice Chair of the B20 Digitalization Taskforce; and a member of the World Economic Forum’s stewardship board for better health care. Rajeev is an avid fitness enthusiast and music lover and has probably experienced most of the world’s operator networks first hand during his travels.

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