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Nokia Simplifies its Organizational Structure to Accelerate Execution and Innovation

May 11, 2010

ESPOO, Finland, May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — To increase
competitiveness and deliver a stronger and more differentiated consumer
experience, Nokia will introduce a simplified company structure for its
devices and services business comprised of three units: Mobile Solutions,
Mobile Phones and Markets. Effective July 1, 2010, the move aims to
accelerate product innovation and software execution in line with the
company’s goals of integrating content, applications and services into its
mobile computer, smartphone and mobile phone portfolio.

The new Mobile Solutions unit will concentrate on the company’s high-end
mobile computer and smartphone portfolio. Based on both the MeeGo and Symbian
software platforms respectively, these devices will be tightly integrated
with Nokia’s Internet services to increase the combined value for consumers.

The renewed Mobile Phones unit will focus on maintaining Nokia’s
leadership in the feature-rich mobile phone market and driving the direction
of Series 40, the world’s largest mobile operating system. Both the Mobile
Solutions and Mobile Phones units will have dedicated portfolio management,
including product planning, R&D and dedicated software assets.

Markets will be responsible for Nokia’s ‘go-to-market’ activities,
including sales and marketing, management of Nokia’s global supply chains and
sourcing operations.

“In addition to extending our leadership in mobile phones, we are
decisively moving to respond faster to growth opportunities we expect in
smartphones and mobile computers,” says Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO of Nokia.
“Nokia’s new organizational structure is designed to speed up execution and
accelerate innovation, both short-term and longer-term. We believe that this
will allow us to build stronger mobile solutions – a portfolio of products
and integrated services that connect people and enable new ways of
communicating, sharing and experiencing mobility.”

To strike the right balance between business continuity, professional
competencies and faster execution, this organizational realignment includes
changes among Nokia’s senior executives.

The Mobile Solutions unit will be headed by Anssi Vanjoki and be
comprised of MeeGo Computers, led by Alberto Torres, and Symbian Smartphones,
led by Jo Harlow. As part of the Mobile Solutions unit, Services – led by

Tero Ojanpera – will continue to develop Ovi as an integrated service into
smartphones and mobile computers, and lead the development and deployment of
new services into Nokia’s mobile phones. Nokia has also appointed Rich Green to the position of Chief Technology Officer, assuming responsibility for
driving common technology architecture across Nokia. Green brings a wealth of
experience from his time in Silicon Valley, including a number of years at
Sun Microsystems. He will report to Anssi Vanjoki.

Headed by Mary McDowell, the Mobile Phones unit will work closely with
Services to add value to lower-end devices through offerings such as Ovi Life
Tools
, Ovi Mail, Ovi Store and Nokia Money.

The Markets unit will continue to focus on Nokia’s overall sales and
marketing efforts, solution selling, transformation to digital marketing and
consolidation and globalization of Nokia’s supply chain and sourcing. Markets
will be headed by Niklas Savander.

Kai Oistamo assumes the role of Chief Development Officer and head of
Corporate Development.

Rick Simonson, who currently heads Mobile Phones, has decided to retire
from full-time duties at Nokia. Simonson will leave the Nokia Group Executive
Board effective June 30, 2010. However, he will continue as a senior advisor
to Nokia, focusing on Nokia Siemens Networks, until the end of the year.
Simonson will continue to serve as a member of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Board
of Directors after he leaves Nokia.

“Rick has made a substantial contribution and leaves behind a legacy in
operational and financial leadership. I would like to thank him for his
invaluable contribution,” says Kallasvuo. “We will certainly miss Rick, but
are pleased he will continue as a senior advisor to Nokia until the end of
year, and continue as an NSN board member beyond that.”

As of July 1, 2010 Nokia’s Group Executive Board will consist of the
following members: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Esko Aho, Juha Akras, Timo
Ihamuotila, Mary McDowell, Kai Oistamo, Tero Ojanpera, Niklas Savander,

Alberto Torres, and Anssi Vanjoki.

A chart of the new organizational structure, valid from July 1, 2010, is
available at http://www.nokia.com/A4630650?category=company

About Nokia

At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced
technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to
what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.2 billion people connect to one
another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and
high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices
with innovative services through Ovi (http://www.ovi.com), including music,
maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive
digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks
provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks
globally.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

It should be noted that certain statements herein which are not
historical facts are forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation, those regarding: A) the timing of the deliveries of our products
and services and their combinations; B) our ability to develop, implement and
commercialize new technologies, products and services and their combinations;
C) expectations regarding market developments and structural changes; D)
expectations and targets regarding our industry volumes, market share,
prices, net sales and margins of products and services and their
combinations; E) expectations and targets regarding our operational
priorities and results of operations; F) the outcome of pending and
threatened litigation; G) expectations regarding the successful completion of
acquisitions or restructurings on a timely basis and our ability to achieve
the financial and operational targets set in connection with any such
acquisition or restructuring; and H) statements preceded by “believe,”
“expect,” “anticipate,” “foresee,” “target,” “estimate,” “designed,” “plans,”
“will” or similar expressions. 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
competitiveness and quality of our portfolio of products and services and
their combinations; 2) our ability to timely and successfully develop or
otherwise acquire the appropriate technologies and commercialize them as new
advanced products and services and their combinations, including our ability
to attract application developers and content providers to develop
applications and provide content for use in our devices; 3) our ability to
effectively, timely and profitably adapt our business and operations to the
requirements of the converged mobile device market and the services market;
4) the intensity of competition in the various markets where we do business
and our ability to maintain or improve our market position or respond
successfully to changes in the competitive environment; 5) the occurrence of
any actual or even alleged defects or other quality, safety or security
issues in our products and services and their combinations; 6) the
development of the mobile and fixed communications industry and general
economic conditions globally and regionally; 7) our ability to successfully
manage costs; 8) exchange rate fluctuations, including, in particular,
fluctuations between the euro, which is our reporting currency, and the US
dollar, the Japanese yen and the Chinese yuan, as well as certain other
currencies; 9) the success, financial condition and performance of our
suppliers, collaboration partners and customers; 10) our ability to source
sufficient amounts of fully functional components, sub-assemblies, software,
applications and content without interruption and at acceptable prices and
quality; 11) our success in collaboration arrangements with third parties
relating to the development of new technologies, products and services,
including applications and content; 12) our ability to manage efficiently our
manufacturing and logistics, as well as to ensure the quality, safety,
security and timely delivery of our products and services and their
combinations; 13) our ability to manage our inventory and timely adapt our
supply to meet changing demands for our products; 14) 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 and services and their combinations; 15) 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; 16) the impact of changes in government policies, trade
policies, laws or regulations and economic or political turmoil in countries
where our assets are located and we do business; 17) any disruption to
information technology systems and networks that our operations rely on; 18)
our ability to retain, motivate, develop and recruit appropriately skilled
employees; 19) unfavorable outcome of litigations; 20) allegations of
possible health risks from electromagnetic fields generated by base stations
and mobile devices and lawsuits related to them, regardless of merit; 21) our
ability to achieve targeted costs reductions and increase profitability in
Nokia Siemens Networks and to effectively and timely execute related
restructuring measures; 22) developments under large, multi-year contracts or
in relation to major customers in the networks infrastructure and related
services business; 23) the management of our customer financing exposure,
particularly in the networks infrastructure and related services business;
24) whether ongoing or any additional governmental investigations into
alleged violations of law by some former employees of Siemens AG (“Siemens”)
may involve and affect the carrier-related assets and employees transferred
by Siemens to Nokia Siemens Networks; 25) any impairment of Nokia Siemens
Networks customer relationships resulting from ongoing or any additional
governmental investigations involving the Siemens carrier-related operations
transferred to Nokia Siemens Networks; as well as the risk factors specified
on pages 11-32 of Nokia’s annual report Form 20-F for the year ended December
31, 2009
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.

http://www.nokia.com

SOURCE Nokia Corporation


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