Accenture’s Acquisition of Nokia’s Symbian Professional Services Completed

October 16, 2009

ESPOO, Finland, October 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia (NYSE: NOK)
and Accenture today announced the completion of Accenture’s acquisition of
Nokia’s Symbian Professional Services, which was initially announced on July
17, 2009
. With this transfer, Accenture assumes full ownership of Nokia’s
Symbian Professional Services unit responsible for Symbian OS customer
engineering and customer support.

Effective October 16, the acquisition is a natural continuation of
Nokia’s Symbian acquisition in 2008, creating an independent provider of
professional services in the Symbian ecosystem. As a result of the
transaction, 157 people transfer from Nokia to Accenture.

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SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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