Nokia Capital Markets Day 2009

December 2, 2009

HELSINKI, Finland, December 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today, at its
annual Capital Markets Day event, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) set key targets and
forecasts for the company and its industry for 2010. Senior company
executives outlined how Nokia’s focus on execution combined with its core
competitive advantages, position the company to achieve and sustain
broad-based success in the mobile devices market. At the event, Nokia also
demonstrated significant improvements to its forthcoming version of the
Symbian user interface.

Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, highlighted Nokia’s focus on user
experience, stating: “In 2010, we will drive user experience improvements,
and the progress we make will take the Symbian user interface to a new level.
As an operating system, Symbian has reach and flexibility like no other
platform, and we have measures in place to push smartphones down to new price
points globally, while growing margins. I see great opportunity for Nokia to
capture new growth in our industry, by creating what we expect to be the
world’s biggest platform for services on the mobile.”

Nokia CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, described Nokia’s view of the industry and
competitive environment: “Going into 2010, the overall mobile devices market
is stabilizing and it is growing more in the areas where Nokia has
competitive advantages. We believe that by executing on the operational
priorities we have set, Nokia will be competitive in both mobile phones and
smartphones and will improve its value share.”

    Targets and forecasts for Nokia and the mobile device industry

    - Nokia expects industry mobile device volumes to be up approximately 10%
      in 2010, compared to 2009.
    - Nokia targets its mobile device volume market share to be flat in 2010,
      compared to 2009.
    - Nokia targets lower average selling price (ASP) erosion of its mobile
      devices in 2010, compared to recent years.
    - Nokia targets to increase its mobile device value market share slightly
      in 2010, compared to 2009.
    - Nokia targets non-IFRS* operating expenses in Devices & Services of
      approximately EUR 5.7 billion in 2010.
    - Nokia targets bringing Devices & Services non-IFRS* research and
      development expenses below 10% of net sales in 2010.
    - Nokia targets Devices & Services non-IFRS* operating margin of 12% to
      14% in 2010.
    - Nokia continues to target Services net sales of EUR 2 billion or more
      in 2011.
    - Nokia continues to target to have 300 million active users for its
      services by the end of 2011.

    Targets and forecasts for Nokia Siemens Networks and the mobile and fixed
    infrastructure and related services market

    - Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks expect a flat market in euro terms for
      the mobile and fixed infrastructure and related services market in
      2010, compared to 2009.
    - Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks target for Nokia Siemens Networks to
      grow faster than the market in 2010.
    - Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks continue to target Nokia Siemens
      Networks to reduce its non-IFRS* annualized operating expenses and
      production overheads by EUR 500 million by the end of 2011, compared
      to the end of 2009.
    - Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks target Nokia Siemens Networks non-
      IFRS* operating margin of breakeven to 2% in 2010.

    Additional financial targets

    - Nokia and NAVTEQ target NAVTEQ operating margin to be higher than
      Devices & Services operating margin in 2010, on a non-IFRS* basis.
    - Nokia targets its financial income and expense to be approximately EUR
      250 million expense in 2010.

Nokia Devices & Services operational priorities

In addition to providing its key financial targets, Nokia also outlined
key Devices & Services operational priorities for 2010. These are:

    - Improve our user experience;
    - Re-engineer our Symbian user interface; deliver a major product
      milestone before mid-year 2010, and another major product milestone
      before the end of 2010;
    - Deliver our first Maemo 6-powered mobile computer, with an iconic user
      experience, in the second half of 2010;
    - Significantly increase the proportion of touch and/or QWERTY devices in
      our smartphone portfolio;
    - Scale up our Services business by expanding geographically and in
      partnership with more operators;
    - Provide third party developers with better tools to create applications
      and content for our Ovi ecosystem;
    - Further optimize the industry's lowest cost end-to-end business model
      in Mobile Phones; and
    - Continue to build on our affordable and localized services offerings
      for emerging market consumers.

* Non-IFRS results exclude special items for all periods. In addition,
non-IFRS results exclude intangible asset amortization, other purchase price
accounting related items and inventory value adjustments arising from the
formation of Nokia Siemens Networks and from all business acquisitions. Nokia
believes that these non-IFRS financial measures provide meaningful
supplemental information to both management and investors regarding Nokia’s
performance by excluding the above-described items that may not be indicative
of Nokia’s business operating results. These non-IFRS financial measures
should not be viewed in isolation or as substitutes to the equivalent IFRS
measure(s), but should be used in conjunction with the most directly
comparable IFRS measure(s) in the reported results.

The main session presentations at Nokia Capital Markets Day will be
webcast live at: http://www.nokia.com/investors. The evening session
auditorium presentations at Nokia Capital Markets Day will be webcast
(archived) at: http://www.nokia.com/investors


It should be noted that certain statements herein which are not
historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding: A) the
timing of product, services and solution deliveries; B) our ability to
develop, implement and commercialize new products, services, solutions and
technologies; C) our ability to develop and grow our consumer Internet
services business; D) expectations regarding market developments and
structural changes; E) expectations regarding our mobile device volumes,
market share, prices and margins; F) expectations and targets for our results
of operations; G) the outcome of pending and threatened litigation; H)
expectations regarding the successful completion of contemplated acquisitions
on a timely basis and our ability to achieve the set targets upon the
completion of such acquisitions; and I) statements preceded by “believe,”
“expect,” “anticipate,” “foresee,” “target,” “estimate,” “designed,” “plans,”
“will” or similar expressions are forward-looking statements. These
statements are based on management’s best assumptions and beliefs in light of
the information currently available to it. Because they involve risks and
uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from the results that we
currently expect. Factors that could cause these differences include, but are
not limited to: 1) the deteriorating global economic conditions and related
financial crisis and their impact on us, our customers and end-users of our
products, services and solutions, our suppliers and collaborative partners;
2) the development of the mobile and fixed communications industry, as well
as the growth and profitability of the new market segments that we target and
our ability to successfully develop or acquire and market products, services
and solutions in those segments; 3) the intensity of competition in the
mobile and fixed communications industry and our ability to maintain or
improve our market position or respond successfully to changes in the
competitive landscape; 4) competitiveness of our product, services and
solutions portfolio; 5) our ability to successfully manage costs; 6) exchange
rate fluctuations, including, in particular, fluctuations between the euro,
which is our reporting currency, and the US dollar, the Japanese yen, the
Chinese yuan and the UK pound sterling, as well as certain other currencies;
7) the success, financial condition and performance of our suppliers,
collaboration partners and customers; 8) our ability to source sufficient
amounts of fully functional components, sub-assemblies, software and content
without interruption and at acceptable prices; 9) the impact of changes in
technology and our ability to develop or otherwise acquire and timely and
successfully commercialize complex technologies as required by the market;
10) the occurrence of any actual or even alleged defects or other quality,
safety or security issues in our products, services and solutions; 11) the
impact of changes in government policies, trade policies, laws or regulations
or political turmoil in countries where we do business; 12) our success in
collaboration arrangements with others relating to development of
technologies or new products, services and solutions; 13) our ability to
manage efficiently our manufacturing and logistics, as well as to ensure the
quality, safety, security and timely delivery of our products, services and
solutions; 14) inventory management risks resulting from shifts in market
demand; 15) our ability to protect the complex technologies, which we or
others develop or that we license, from claims that we have infringed third
parties’ intellectual property rights, as well as our unrestricted use on
commercially acceptable terms of certain technologies in our products,
services and solutions; 16) our ability to protect numerous Nokia, NAVTEQ and
Nokia Siemens Networks patented, standardized or proprietary technologies
from third-party infringement or actions to invalidate the intellectual
property rights of these technologies; 17) any disruption to information
technology systems and networks that our operations rely on; 18) developments
under large, multi-year contracts or in relation to major customers; 19) the
management of our customer financing exposure; 20) our ability to retain,
motivate, develop and recruit appropriately skilled employees; 21) whether,
as a result of investigations into alleged violations of law by some former
employees of Siemens AG (“Siemens”), government authorities or others take
further actions against Siemens and/or its employees that may involve and
affect the carrier-related assets and employees transferred by Siemens to
Nokia Siemens Networks, or there may be undetected additional violations that
may have occurred prior to the transfer, or violations that may have occurred
after the transfer, of such assets and employees that could result in
additional actions by government authorities; 22) any impairment of Nokia
Siemens Networks customer relationships resulting from the ongoing government
investigations involving the Siemens carrier-related operations transferred
to Nokia Siemens Networks; 23) unfavorable outcome of litigations; 24)
allegations of possible health risks from electromagnetic fields generated by
base stations and mobile devices and lawsuits related to them, regardless of
merit; as well as the risk factors specified on pages 11-28 of Nokia’s annual
report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008 under Item 3D. “Risk
Factors.” Other unknown or unpredictable factors or underlying assumptions
subsequently proving to be incorrect could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Nokia does not
undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, except to the extent legally required.


SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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