Nokia has filed a preliminary draft of its registration statement on form F-4
The information contained in the draft registration statement on Form F-4 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2015 is preliminary and incomplete and the registration statement is subject to future amendments and changes before becoming effective. Please note that the statements in the registration statement on Form F-4 are presented as of the date of commencement of the proposed public exchange offer. Nokia may not complete the exchange offer and issue its securities referred to in Form F-4 until the Form F-4 registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has become effective.
Espoo, Finland - Nokia has today filed its preliminary draft of a registration statement on Form F-4 (the "Form F-4") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to the proposed public exchange offer to acquire Alcatel-Lucent. As announced on April 15, 2015, Nokia intends to acquire all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent through a public exchange offer in France and in the United States whereby Alcatel-Lucent securities will be exchanged for Nokia shares or Nokia American depositary shares (the "Exchange Offer"). The Exchange Offer is comprised of a U.S. exchange offer (the "U.S. Offer") and a French exchange offer (the "French Offer"). The U.S. Offer would be made pursuant to a registration statement on Form F-4, the preliminary draft of which was filed with the SEC today, to all U.S. holders of outstanding Alcatel-Lucent ordinary shares, all U.S. holders of outstanding Alcatel-Lucent convertible bonds ("OCEANEs") and all holders of outstanding Alcatel-Lucent American depositary shares, wherever located. The French Offer would be made pursuant to the separate French offer documentation to be filed with the French Financial Market Regulator (Autorité des marchés financiers) and made available to holders of Alcatel-Lucent ordinary shares and OCEANEs who are located in France (holders of Alcatel-Lucent shares and OCEANEs located outside of France may not participate in the French Offer except if, pursuant to the local laws and regulations applicable to those holders, they are permitted to participate in the French Offer) in due course.
As indicated in Nokia's stock exchange release dated April 15, 2015, as part of the Exchange Offer, a consideration of 0.55 of a newly issued ordinary share of Nokia (subject to adjustments for any dividend other than the previously paid Nokia dividend for 2014) would be offered in exchange for each ordinary share of Alcatel-Lucent (including ordinary shares of Alcatel-Lucent represented by American depositary shares) issued and outstanding and tendered into the Exchange Offer. The proposed transaction is subject to the minimum tender condition, approval by Nokia's shareholders, receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.
An equivalent offer will be made for each outstanding class of Alcatel-Lucent OCEANEs: OCEANE 2018, OCEANE 2019 and OCEANE 2020.
Information disclosed in the Form F-4
The information is preliminary and incomplete and the Form F-4 is subject to future amendments and changes before becoming effective. The Form F-4 includes more detailed information on the proposed transaction, pro forma financial statements, risks related to the transaction and the terms of the U.S. Offer. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in the below section have the meanings defined in the Form F-4. A copy of the preliminary draft of the Form F-4 is posted on Nokia's website at http://company.nokia.com/en/investors/financial-reports/sec-filings
In the preliminary draft of the Form F-4, Nokia is providing, among others, the following information not previously disclosed.
Selected Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information
The following selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information is derived from the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information included in the preliminary registration statement on Form F-4 filed on August 14, 2015 with the SEC. The complete unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information can be found in the Form F-4, which is posted on Nokia's website at http://company.nokia.com/en/investors/financial-reports/sec-filings.
The following selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information is presented for illustrative purposes only to give effect to the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent and the proposed sale of Nokia's HERE business. The selected unaudited pro forma condensed financial information includes the historical results of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent presented in accordance with IFRS. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of financial position as of June 30, 2015 gives effect to the Exchange Offer and the proposed sale of Nokia's HERE business as if they had occurred on that date. The selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined income statements for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and year ended December 31, 2014 give effect to the Exchange Offer as if it occurred on January 1, 2014 and presents Nokia's HERE business as discontinued operations to give pro forma effect to the proposed sale of HERE.
The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information reflects the application of pro forma adjustments that are preliminary and are based upon available information and certain assumptions, described in the accompanying notes thereto, that management believes are reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from the assumptions within the accompanying selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information has been prepared by management for illustrative purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the financial position or results of operations that would have been realized had the completion of the Exchange Offer and the proposed sale of Nokia's HERE business occurred as of the dates indicated above, nor is it meant to be indicative of any anticipated financial position or future results of operations that Nokia will experience going forward. In addition, the unaudited pro forma condensed combined income statements do not reflect any expected cost savings, synergies, restructuring actions, non-recurring items or one-time transaction related costs that Nokia expects to incur or generate.
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