Alcatel-Lucent notifies holders of ADR program termination
Paris, France, January 25, 2016
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This communication 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 communication 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 Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO or the Prospectus / Offer to Exchange, dated November 12, 2015 included in the Registration Statement on Form F-4 filed by Nokia with the SEC on November 12, 2015 (the “Registration Statement”), the Solicitation / Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 filed by Alcatel-Lucent with the SEC, the listing prospectus of Nokia filed by Nokia with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority or the offer document (note d’information) filed by Nokia with the AMF or the response document (note en réponse) filed by Alcatel-Lucent with the AMF (including the letters of transmittal and related documents and in each case 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 made only through the Exchange Offer Documents.
The making of the exchange offer to specific persons who are residents in or nationals or citizens of jurisdictions outside France or the United States or to custodians, nominees or trustees of such persons (the “Excluded Shareholders”) may be made only in accordance with the laws of the relevant jurisdiction. It is the responsibility of the Excluded Shareholders wishing to accept an exchange offer to inform themselves of and ensure compliance with the laws of their respective jurisdictions in relation to the exchange offer
INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE EXCHANGE OFFER DOCUMENTS AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT NOKIA OR ALCATEL-LUCENT HAS FILED OR MAY FILE WITH THE SEC, AMF, NASDAQ OMX HELSINKI OR FINNISH FINANCIAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING THE EXCHANGE OFFER.
The information contained in this release must not be published, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in any jurisdiction where the publication, release or distribution of such information is restricted by laws or regulations. Therefore, persons in such jurisdictions into which these materials are published, released or distributed must inform themselves about and comply with such laws or regulations. Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent do not accept any responsibility for any violation by any person of any such restrictions.
The Exchange Offer Documents and other documents referred to above, if filed or furnished by Nokia or Alcatel-Lucent with the SEC, as applicable, including the Registration Statement, are or will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). Nokia’s offer document (note d’information) dated November 12, 2015 on which the AMF affixed visa no. 15-573 and Alcatel-Lucent’s response document (note en réponse) dated November 12, 2015 on which the AMF affixed visa no. 15-574, containing detailed information with regard to the French public exchange offer, are available on the websites of the AMF (www.amf-france.org), Nokia (www.nokia.com) and Alcatel-Lucent (www.alcatel-lucent.com), as applicable.
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