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Home > Press > Nokia Q1 2008 Net Sales of EUR 12.7 Billion, Reported EPS of EUR 0.32 (EUR 0.38 Excl Special Items)

Abstract:
Profitability Strong for the Quarter - Operating Profit up 39% Year on Year, Excluding Special Items

Nokia Q1 2008 Net Sales of EUR 12.7 Billion, Reported EPS of EUR 0.32 (EUR 0.38 Excl Special Items)

Helsinki, Finland | Posted on April 18th, 2008

Nokia Corporation NOK Interim Report The complete press release with tables is available at www.nokia.com/results/results2008Q1e.pdf.

                                   NOKIA IN THE FIRST QUARTER 2008*

    EUR million                     Q1/2008**   Q1/2007**      Change

    Net sales                          12 660       9 856         28%
    Devices & Services                  9 263       8 163         13%
    Nokia Siemens Networks              3 401       1 697
    Operating profit                    1 531       1 272         20%
    Devices & Services                  1 883       1 252         50%
    Nokia Siemens Networks***             -74          78
    Group Common Functions               -278         -58
    Operating margin (%)                 12.1        12.9
    Devices & Services (%)               20.3        15.3
    Nokia Siemens Networks (%)***        -2.2         4.6
    Net profit                          1 222         979         25%
    EPS, EUR
    Diluted***                           0.32        0.25         28%


*As of April 1, 2007, Nokia results include those of Nokia Siemens Networks on a fully consolidated basis. Nokia Siemens Networks, a company jointly owned by Nokia and Siemens, is comprised of the former Nokia Networks and Siemens' carrier-related operations for fixed and mobile networks. Accordingly, the results of Nokia Group and Nokia Siemens Networks for the first quarter 2008 are not directly comparable to results for the first quarter 2007. Nokia's first quarter 2007 included the former Nokia Networks business group only. As of January 1, 2008, our three mobile device business groups, Mobile Phones, Multimedia and Enterprise Solutions, and the supporting horizontal groups were replaced by an integrated business segment, Devices & Services. Prior period results for Nokia and its reportable segments have been regrouped for comparability purposes according to the new reportable segments (on an unaudited basis). Link to regrouped 2007 financials: http://www.nokia.com/investors ** Q1 2008 special items:

    - EUR 217 million loss due to transfer of Finnish pension liabilities
      (impacting Common Group Functions)

    - EUR 81 million facilities impairment and other charges related to
      closure of the Bochum site in Germany (impacting Devices & Services
      operating profit)

    - EUR 65 million gain due to transfer of Finnish pension liabilities
      (impacting Nokia Siemens Networks operating profit)

    - EUR 100 million restructuring charge (impacting Nokia Siemens Networks
      operating profit)

    - Excluding the net impact of these special items, diluted EPS was EUR
      0.38


    ** Q1 2007 special items:

    - EUR 32 million restructuring charges (impacting Devices & Services
      operating profit)

    - EUR 25 million charge related to restructuring of a subsidiary company
      (impacting Devices & Services operating profit)

    - EUR 12 million charge for Nokia Siemens Networks related incremental
      costs expensed during the first quarter (impacting Networks operating
      profit)

    - Excluding the impact of these special items, diluted EPS was EUR 0.26.

*** Important note to Nokia Siemens Networks Q1 2008 operating profit and Nokia EPS, both including and excluding special items: In addition to the 'special items' listed above, Nokia Siemens Networks reported operating profit also included EUR 120 million of intangible asset amortization and other purchase price accounting related items arising from the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks.

FIRST QUARTER 2008 HIGHLIGHTS

    - Nokia net sales of EUR 12.7 billion, up 28% year on year (up 35% at
      constant currency).

    - Nokia diluted EPS of EUR 0.38, growing 46% from Q1 2007, excluding
      special items.

    - Nokia operating margin of 14.7%, up year on year from 13.6% in Q1 2007,
      down sequentially from 15.9% in Q4 2007, excluding special items.

    - Nokia Devices & Services operating margin of 21.2%, up year on year
      from 16.0%, down sequentially from 22.8% in Q4 2007, excluding
      special items.

    - Nokia operating cash flow of EUR 0.8 billion.

    - Nokia device volumes of 115.5 million units, up 27% year on year and
      down 13% sequentially.

    - Estimated industry device volumes of 295 million units, up 17% year on
      year and down 12% sequentially.

    - Nokia estimated device market share of 39%, up from 36% in Q1 2007 and
      down from 40% in Q4 2007.

    - Nokia device ASP of EUR 79, down from EUR 83 in Q4 2007. (Device ASP
      excludes net sales from Services & Software)

    - Nokia Siemens Networks operating margin was -1.1%, excluding special
      items, and was a positive 2.4%, excluding special items and purchase
      price accounting related items arising from the formation of Nokia
      Siemens Networks.


OLLI-PEKKA KALLASVUO, NOKIA CEO:

"Nokia had strong profitability in the first quarter, with both operating profit and EPS up significantly year on year. The overall device market developed as expected, with the greatest demand in emerging markets, where our position is very strong. The competitiveness of our product portfolio is reflected in our market share and we target market share gains in the second quarter. The portfolio is renewed on a continuous basis. While we will not have major new products shipping in the second quarter, we expect a number of new products to be shipping, and to have a positive impact on our results, in the second half of 2008."

INDUSTRY AND NOKIA OUTLOOK

    - Nokia expects industry mobile device volumes in the second quarter 2008
      to be up slightly sequentially, similar to the market growth in the
      second quarter 2007, compared to the first quarter 2007.

    - We expect Nokia's mobile device market share in the second quarter 2008
      to increase sequentially.

    - Nokia continues to expect industry mobile device volumes in 2008 to
      grow approximately 10% from the approximately 1.14 billion units
      Nokia estimates for 2007.

    - Nokia expects the mobile device market to decline in value in Euro
      terms in 2008, compared to 2007. The change from our previous
      estimate of value growth for this market primarily reflects the
      negative impact of the recently weakened US dollar, the general
      economic slowdown in the US, and possibly going forward some economic
      slowdown in Europe.

    - Nokia continues to expect some decline in industry ASPs in 2008,
      primarily reflecting the increasing impact of the emerging markets and
      competitive factors in general.

    - Nokia continues to target an increase in its market share in mobile
      devices in 2008.

    - Nokia expects the mobile and fixed infrastructure and related services
      market to be flat in Euro terms in 2008, compared to 2007. The change
      from the previous estimate of "very slight growth" for this market
      primarily reflects the negative impact of the recently weakened US
      dollar.

    - Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks target for Nokia Siemens Networks
      market share to remain constant in 2008, compared to 2007.

    - Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks cost synergy target for Nokia Siemens
      Networks is to achieve substantially all of the EUR 2.0 billion of
      targeted annual cost synergies by the end of 2008, as previously
      announced.


Q1 2008 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Comparisons are given to the first quarter 2007 results, unless otherwise indicated.)

As of April 1, 2007, Nokia results include those of Nokia Siemens Networks on a fully consolidated basis. Nokia Siemens Networks, a company jointly owned by Nokia and Siemens, is comprised of the former Nokia Networks and Siemens' carrier-related operations for fixed and mobile networks. Accordingly, the results of Nokia Group and Nokia Siemens Networks for the first quarter 2008 are not directly comparable to results for the first quarter 2007. Nokia's first quarter 2007 included the former Nokia Networks business group only.

As of January 1, 2008, our three mobile device business groups, Mobile Phones, Multimedia and Enterprise Solutions, and the supporting horizontal groups were replaced by an integrated business segment, Devices & Services. Prior period results for Nokia and its reportable segments have been regrouped for comparability purposes according to the new reportable segments (on an unaudited basis). Devices & Services has three business units, Devices, Services & Software and Markets, supported by a Corporate Development Office. Link to regrouped 2007 financials: www.nokia.com/investors.

Nokia Group

Nokia's first quarter 2008 net sales increased 28% to EUR 12.7 billion, compared with EUR 9.9 billion in the first quarter 2007. At constant currency, group net sales would have increased 35%.

Nokia's first quarter 2008 operating profit grew 20% to EUR 1.5 billion (including the EUR 333 million net negative impact of special items), compared with EUR 1.3 billion in the first quarter 2007 (including a EUR 69 million negative impact of special items). The special items for the first quarter 2008 included a EUR 217 million loss due to transfer of Finnish pension liabilities (impacting Common Group Functions), a EUR 65 million gain due to transfer of Finnish pension liabilities (impacting Nokia Siemens Networks operating profit) and a EUR 100 million restructuring charge in Nokia Siemens Networks (impacting Nokia Siemens Networks operating profit). The special items for the first quarter 2008 also included a EUR 81 million facilities impairment and other charges related to the closure of the Bochum site in Germany (impacting Devices & Services operating profit), which did not include any of the people related costs of EUR 200 million already disclosed. The remaining charges are expected to be recorded during the subsequent periods in 2008. Nokia's first quarter 2008 operating margin was 12.1% (12.9%), including the EUR 333 million net negative impact of the special items. Excluding the special items, Nokia's first quarter 2008 operating margin was 14.7% (13.6%).

Operating cash flow for the first quarter 2008 was EUR 0.8 billion, compared with EUR 1.6 billion for the first quarter 2007, and total combined cash and other liquid assets were EUR 10.4 billion on March 31, 2008, compared with EUR 11.8 billion at December 31, 2007. As of March 31, 2008, our net debt-equity ratio (gearing) was -53%, compared with -61% at December 31, 2007.

Devices & Services

In the first quarter 2008, the total mobile device volume of our Devices & Services group reached 115.5 million units, representing 27% year on year growth and a 13% sequential decrease. The overall industry volume for the same period reached an estimated 295 million units, representing 17% year on year growth and a 12% sequential decrease.

Converged device industry volumes increased to an estimated 33.3 million units, compared with an estimated 23.5 million units in the first quarter 2007. Our own converged device volumes rose to 14.6 million units, compared with 11.8 million units in the first quarter 2007. We shipped close to 10 million Nokia Nseries and almost 2 million Nokia Eseries devices during the first quarter 2008.

The following chart sets out our mobile device volumes for the periods indicated, as well as the year on year and sequential growth rates, by geographic area.

NOKIA MOBILE DEVICE VOLUME BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA

(million units) Q1 2008 Q1 2007 YoY Change (%) Q4 2007 QoQ Change (%)

Europe            25.7     23.9            7.5     37.2          -30.9
    Middle East &
    Africa            20.2     15.7           28.7     23.6          -14.4
    China             21.0     15.7           33.8     20.2            4.0
    Asia-Pacific      34.1     23.7           43.9     34.0            0.3
    North America      2.6      4.8          -45.8      5.1          -49.0
    Latin America     11.9      7.3           63.0     13.4          -11.2
    Total            115.5     91.1           26.8    133.5          -13.5


Based on our preliminary market estimate, Nokia's market share for the first quarter 2008 was 39%, compared with 36% in the first quarter 2007 and 40% in the fourth quarter 2007. Our year on year market share increase was driven primarily by our strong position in the fastest growing markets globally and by strong share gains in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, China and to a lesser extent in Europe. Our market share decreased significantly year on year in North America. Our market share in Middle East & Africa was approximately at the same level year on year. We had strong sequential market share gains in Latin America. Our market share decreased significantly sequentially in Middle East & Africa and North America and to a lesser extent in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Our market share in China was approximately at the same level sequentially.

Our device average selling price (ASP) in the first quarter 2008 was EUR 79, down from EUR 89 in the first quarter 2007 and down from EUR 83 in the fourth quarter 2007. The lower year on year ASP was primarily due to a higher proportion of lower priced products and to a lesser extent the negative impact of the weaker US dollar. The sequential ASP decrease was primarily due to a higher proportion of lower priced products, a mix shift to lower ASP regions and to a lesser extent the negative impact of the weaker US dollar. Starting from the first quarter 2008, our device ASP excludes net sales from our Services & Software business. Prior periods have been reclassified for comparability purposes.

First quarter 2008 Devices & Services net sales grew 13% to EUR 9.3 billion, compared with EUR 8.2 billion in the first quarter 2007. Strong overall volume growth was partially offset by a significant ASP decrease, driven primarily by a higher proportion of lower priced products and to a lesser extent the negative impact of the weaker US dollar on net sales in the first quarter 2008, compared to the first quarter 2007.

Net sales year on year growth was strongest in Latin America, followed by Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, China and Europe. Net sales were down significantly in North America year on year. Of our total Devices & Services net sales, Services & Software net sales were EUR 84 million in the first quarter 2008.

Devices & Services gross profit grew 33% to EUR 3.6 billion, compared with EUR 2.7 billion in the first quarter 2007, with a gross margin of 38.5% (32.8%). Devices & Services operating profit grew 50% to EUR 1.9 billion (including the negative impact of the EUR 81 million special item), compared with EUR 1.3 billion in the first quarter 2007 (including the negative impact of the EUR 57 million special item), with an operating margin of 20.3% (15.3%). First quarter 2008 operating profit included a EUR 81 million facilities impairment and other charges related to the closure of the Bochum site in Germany. First quarter 2007 operating profit included charges of EUR 57 million primarily related to restructuring. The 50% year on year increase in operating profit for the first quarter 2008 was driven primarily by an improved gross margin, compared to the first quarter 2007. The gross margin improvement was primarily due to newer and more profitable devices shipping in volumes. Excluding the special items, Device & Services first quarter 2008 operating margin was 21.2% (16.0%).

Nokia Siemens Networks

First quarter 2008 net sales were EUR 3.4 billion. The first quarter 2008 results of Nokia Siemens Networks are not directly comparable to the first quarter of 2007 as it included the former Nokia Networks business group only. However, net sales were down 26% compared to the fourth quarter of 2007. This primarily reflects a normal seasonally lower first quarter, compared to a strong fourth quarter 2007.

The following chart sets out Nokia Siemens Networks net sales for the periods indicated by geographic area.

NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA

EUR million Q1 2008 Q4 2007 QoQ Change (%)

Europe                       1 212         2 045          -40.8
    Middle East & Africa           448           540          -17.0
    China                          269           492          -45.3
    Asia-Pacific                   944           838           12.7
    North America                  192           243          -21.1
    Latin America                  336           424          -20.7
    Total                        3 401         4 582          -25.8


Nokia Siemens Networks had a first quarter operating loss of EUR 74 million, with an operating margin of -2.2% (including the net negative impact of EUR 35 million in special items). The reported first quarter 2008 operating loss included a EUR 65 million gain due to the transfer of Finnish pension liabilities and a restructuring charge of EUR 100 million. The operating margin for the first quarter 2008, excluding these special items, was -1.1%, down from the comparable fourth quarter 2007 operating margin of 1.4%. The operating profit in the first quarter 2008 also included EUR 120 million of intangible asset amortization and other purchase price accounting related items arising from the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks. First quarter 2008 operating margin was a positive 2.4%, excluding both the special items and the purchase price accounting related items arising from the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks, down from the comparable fourth quarter 2007 operating margin of 4.3%. Operationally, the main factor for the sequential decline in the operating margin in the first quarter 2008 was the lower sequential net sales, driving higher operating expenses as a percent of net sales. Nokia Siemens Networks continued to be on track to deliver the targeted annual EUR 2 billion cost synergy target as previously announced.

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About Nokia
Q1 2008 OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

Nokia

- On January 28, 2008, Nokia and Trolltech ASA announced that they had entered into an agreement that Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech, a company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Trolltech is a recognized software provider with world-class software development platforms and frameworks. The tender offer has commenced and completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

- We launched a technology concept called "Morph", jointly developed by Nokia Research Center and the University of Cambridge, UK. The concept shows how future mobile devices might benefit from nanotechnology research to be flexible and environmentally intuitive, sensing and reacting to the needs of users as well as objects around them.

- Nokia and UC Berkeley researchers tested technology for gathering traffic information from mobile devices in cars as an alternative to networks of sensors on the highways. One hundred cars equipped with the GPS-enabled Nokia N95 traveled a 10-mile stretch of highway near San Francisco to show how real-time information could be collected from the GPS feed to predict traffic flows and holdups, while preserving the privacy of the devices' owners.

- We opened a satellite design studio in Rio de Janeiro, reflecting the increasing impact Latin American style and culture are expected to have on the future design of mobile devices and services.

- We launched the 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards to support Pangea Day. Through 'Share on Ovi' consumers can upload, vote and share content for the Pangea Day broadcast on May 10, 2008.

Devices

- At the Mobile World Congress 2008, we unveiled a new line up of converged devices and Internet services. The Nokia N96, Nokia N78, Nokia 6210 Navigator and Nokia 6220 classic all feature different location based and multimedia experiences, from pedestrian navigation to geotagging and movie viewing to video and photo sharing.

- Nokia and Google announced a cooperation to integrate Google's popular search engine with the Nokia Search application. The integration will begin in select markets with the Nokia N96, Nokia N78, Nokia 6210 Navigator and Nokia 6220 classic.

Services & Software

- At the Mobile World Congress 2008, we announced the next step towards our Ovi Internet service environment by introducing 'Nokia Maps 2.0' and 'Share on Ovi', a personal media sharing community that makes it easy to upload, manage and share personal media.

- We continued to expand the Nokia Music Store's geographical reach, opening online stores in Germany and Finland.

- Orange and Nokia signed a memorandum of understanding in order to partner on value-added services such as location based services, maps, mobile advertising and gaming.

- We launched the N-Gage First Access Program, which allows consumers to try all N-Gage games for free from any one of the tens of millions of compatible Nokia devices in the market. They can then download and buy games with a mobile device or PC.

Nokia Siemens Networks

- In February, Nokia Siemens Networks acquired Apertio, a leading provider of open real-time subscriber data platforms and applications. The Apertio platform was a key component of a major subscriber management deal signed with T-Mobile Germany in March.

- Nokia Siemens Networks services capabilities and global reach were influential in winning a number of deals, including a pan-India contract for single Interactive Voice Response for Bharti Airtel; a large turnkey network expansion, including managed services, with Hutchison Telecom Indonesia; and a major consulting and systems integration DVB-H deal with Global Mediacom in Indonesia.

- At the Mobile World Congress 2008, Nokia Siemens Networks launched its LTE solution for radio and core networks, including the new Flexi Multimode Base Station.

- Nokia Siemens Networks signed a first customer deal, with Vodacom Tanzania, for the Village Connection solution, which brings mobile connectivity to customers in rural and suburban communities in new growth markets.

- Nokia Siemens Networks continued to win strategic contracts in important markets, including a frame agreement to cover future network expansion with Megafon in Russia; key reference deals for its all-IP Internet High Speed Packet Access architecture solution, with T2 Slovenia and Stelera Wireless in the US; and an agreement with BSNL in India to expand broadband access to 25 000 villages.

For more information on the operating highlights mentioned above, please refer to related press announcements, which can be accessed at the following link: http://www.nokia.com/press and http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/press.

NOKIA IN THE FIRST QUARTER 2008

(International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) comparisons given to the first quarter 2007 results, unless otherwise indicated.)

As of April 1, 2007, Nokia results include those of Nokia Siemens Networks on a fully consolidated basis. Nokia Siemens Networks, a company jointly owned by Nokia and Siemens, is comprised of the former Nokia Networks and Siemens' carrier-related operations for fixed and mobile networks. Accordingly, the results of Nokia Group and Nokia Siemens Networks for the first quarter 2008 are not directly comparable to results for the first quarter 2007. Nokia's first quarter 2007 included the former Nokia Networks business group only.

As of January 1, 2008, our three mobile device business groups, Mobile Phones, Multimedia and Enterprise Solutions, and the supporting horizontal groups were replaced by an integrated business segment, Devices & Services. Prior period results for Nokia and its reportable segments have been regrouped for comparability purposes according to the new reportable segments (on an unaudited basis). Devices & Services has three business units, Devices, Services & Software and Markets, supported by a Corporate Development Office. Link to regrouped 2007 financials: http://www.nokia.com/investors.

Nokia's net sales increased 28% to EUR 12.7 billion (EUR 9.9 billion). Net sales of Devices & Services increased 13% to EUR 9.3 billion (EUR 8.2 billion). Net sales of Nokia Siemens Networks were EUR 3.4 billion.

Operating profit increased 20% to EUR 1.5 billion (EUR 1.3 billion), representing an operating margin of 12.1% (12.9%). Operating profit in Devices & Services increased 50% to EUR 1.9 billion (EUR 1.3 billion), representing an operating margin of 20.3% (15.3%). The operating loss in Nokia Siemens Networks was EUR 74 million, representing an operating margin of -2.2%. Group Common Functions expenses totaled EUR 278 million (EUR 58 million).

Financial income was EUR 68 million (EUR 48 million). Profit before tax and minority interests was EUR 1 607 million (EUR 1 325 million). Net profit totaled EUR 1 222 million (EUR 979 million). Earnings per share increased to EUR 0.32 (basic) and to EUR 0.32 (diluted), compared to EUR 0.25 (basic) and EUR 0.25 (diluted) in the first quarter 2007. Earnings per share, excluding special items, increased to EUR 0.38 (diluted), compared to EUR 0.26 (diluted) in the first quarter 2007.

PERSONNEL

The average number of employees during January-March 2008 was 114 735. At March 31, 2008, we employed a total of 116 378 people (112 262 people at December 31, 2007).

SHARES

The total number of Nokia shares on March 31, 2008 was 3 797 402 044. On March 31, 2008, Nokia and its subsidiary companies owned 10 661 635 Nokia shares, representing approximately 0.3% of the total number of Nokia shares and the total voting rights.

The complete press release with tables is available at http://www.nokia.com/results/results2008Q1e.pdf.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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) expectations regarding market growth, developments and structural changes; D) expectations regarding our mobile device volume growth, market share, prices and margins; E) expectations and targets for our results of operations; F) the outcome of pending and threatened litigation; G) 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 H) 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) competitiveness of our product, service and solutions portfolio; 2) the extent of the growth of the mobile communications industry and general economic conditions globally; 3) 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; 4) our ability to successfully manage costs; 5) the intensity of competition in the mobile communications industry and our ability to maintain or improve our market position or respond successfully to changes in the competitive landscape; 6) the impact of changes in technology and our ability to develop or otherwise acquire complex technologies as required by the market, with full rights needed to use; 7) timely and successful commercialization of complex technologies as new advanced products, services and solutions; 8) 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 solution offerings; 9) our ability to protect numerous Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks patented, standardized or proprietary technologies from third-party infringement or actions to invalidate the intellectual property rights of these technologies; 10) Nokia Siemens Networks' ability to achieve the expected benefits and synergies from its formation to the extent and within the time period anticipated and to successfully integrate its operations, personnel and supporting activities; 11) whether, as a result of investigations into alleged violations of law by some current or 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 ongoing violations that may have occurred after the transfer, of such assets and employees that could result in additional actions by government authorities; 12) 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; 13) occurrence of any actual or even alleged defects or other quality issues in our products, services and solutions; 14) 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; 15) inventory management risks resulting from shifts in market demand; 16) our ability to source sufficient amounts of fully functional components and sub-assemblies without interruption and at acceptable prices; 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) economic or political turmoil in emerging market countries where we do business; 20) our success in collaboration arrangements relating to development of technologies or new products, services and solutions; 21) the success, financial condition and performance of our collaboration partners, suppliers and customers; 22) exchange rate fluctuations, including, in particular, fluctuations between the euro, which is our reporting currency, and the US dollar, the Chinese yuan, the UK pound sterling and the Japanese yen, as well as certain other currencies; 23) the management of our customer financing exposure; 24) allegations of possible health risks from electromagnetic fields generated by base stations and mobile devices and lawsuits related to them, regardless of merit; 25) unfavorable outcome of litigations; 26) our ability to recruit, retain and develop appropriately skilled employees; 27) the impact of changes in government policies, laws or regulations; and 28) our ability to effectively and smoothly implement our new organizational structure; as well as the risk factors specified on pages 10-25 of Nokia's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2007 under "Item 3.D 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 update publicly or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.

- Nokia plans to report its Q2 results on July 17, 2008

- The Annual General Meeting will be held on May 8, 2008

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