USD 1.85 billion senior notes issued by Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. have been redeemed as part of Nokia's capital structure optimization program

ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nokia announced today that the USD 1.85 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes issued by Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., comprising the USD 650 million 4.625% notes due July 2017, USD 500 million 8.875% notes due January 2020 and USD 700 million 6.750% notes due November 2020, have been redeemed in accordance with terms and conditions of the notes. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent S.A., the French company controlled by Nokia.

The redemption is part of Nokia's EUR 7 billion capital structure optimization program announced on October 29, 2015, which focuses on, among other things, reducing interest-bearing liabilities of the combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent by approximately EUR 2 billion.

Alcatel-Lucent S.A. has also on February 9, 2016 terminated its EUR 504 million revolving credit facility. Following these transactions all debt items in the combined company capital structure are based on investment grade documentation and have no financial covenants.

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