ESPOO, Finland, May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 12, 2016 Nokia agreed to acquire 72 994 133 of the EUR 688 425 000.00 Alcatel-Lucent bonds convertible into new Alcatel-Lucent shares or exchangeable for existing Alcatel-Lucent shares due on January 30, 2019 (the "2019 OCEANEs") and 19 943 533 of the EUR 460 289 979.90 Alcatel-Lucent bonds convertible into new Alcatel-Lucent shares or exchangeable for existing Alcatel-Lucent shares due on January 30, 2020 (the "2020 OCEANEs" and, together with the 2019 OCEANEs, the "OCEANEs"). Nokia has agreed to acquire the OCEANEs through a privately negotiated transaction in consideration for an aggregate cash payment of EUR 418 949 438.33. The settlement of the transaction is expected to occur on or around May 16, 2016.
Following this transaction Nokia is expected to own 94.64% of the share capital and 94.57% of the voting rights of Alcatel-Lucent, corresponding to 94.17% of the Alcatel-Lucent shares on a fully diluted basis.
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