ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Alcatel-Lucent restated the total number of its shares and voting rights since January 31, 2016. As a result, today Nokia announces a restatement of its previously disclosed ownership in Alcatel-Lucent. Based on the restated information, following the settlement-delivery of its reopened public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities in France and the United States, Nokia owned 90.34% of the share capital and 90.25% of the voting rights of Alcatel-Lucent, corresponding to 87.33% of Alcatel-Lucent's shares on a fully diluted basis, instead of 91.25% of the share capital and 91.17% of the voting rights, as announced in Nokia's stock exchange releases on February 10 and 12, 2016, in the subsequent events discussion and related notes to the financial statements in Nokia's report for Q4 and full year 2015 results published on February 11, 2016, as well as in the summary, operating and financial review and prospects, capitalization and indebtedness of Nokia and significant change in financial condition or operating result sections of Nokia's supplement to its listing prospectus published on February 12, 2016.
Following the conversion of all the OCEANEs tendered into the initial and reopened public exchange offer at the applicable improved conversion ratios, on February 12, 2016, Nokia owned 91.53% of the share capital and 91.45% of the voting rights of Alcatel-Lucent (instead of 92.34% of the share capital and 92.26% of the voting rights, as reported on February 12, 2016). After the directed share issue disclosed on February 19, 2016 Nokia will hold approximately 91.84% of the share capital and 91.77% of the voting rights of Alcatel-Lucent. This corresponds to approximately 87.91% of Alcatel-Lucent's shares on a fully diluted basis.
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This stock exchange release relates to the public exchange offer by Nokia to exchange all of the ordinary shares, American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") and convertible securities issued by Alcatel Lucent for new ordinary shares and ADSs of Nokia. This stock exchange release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or exchange, or a solicitation of an offer to sell or exchange, any ordinary shares, ADSs or convertible securities of Alcatel Lucent, nor is it a substitute for the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (the "Registration Statement") (Registration No. 333- 206365) or the Solicitation / Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 each filed with the SEC, the listing prospectus and listing prospectus supplements of Nokia filed with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority or Nokia's offer document (note d'information) and Alcatel Lucent's response document (note en réponse) filed with the Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") on October 29, 2015 and which received the visa of the AMF on November 12, 2015 (including the letters of transmittal and related documents and as amended and supplemented from time to time, the "Exchange Offer Documents"). No offering of securities shall be made in the United States except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. The exchange offer is being made only through the Exchange Offer Documents.
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