Los accionistas de Nokia han brindado en votación un abrumador apoyo a la venta de la división de dispositivos y servicios de Nokia a Microsoft, mas del 99% de los accionistas han votado a favor, este era el principal escollo que quedaba pendiente ahora solo queda que el acuerdo sea aprobado por los organismos reguladores competentes para que finalmente se concrete la adquisición por 5.440 millones de euros. Si finalmente todo discurre por buen camino como parece que será, debería concretarse la venta a principios del próximo año.[toggle title=»Nota de Prensa» state=»close» ]Nokia Corporation
Stock exchange release
November 19, 2013 at 19.06 (CET +1)
Espoo, Finland -The Extraordinary General Meeting of Nokia Corporation held on November 19, 2013 («EGM») decided to confirm and approve the sale of substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business to Microsoft in line with the proposal and recommendation of the Nokia Board of Directors. More than 99 % of the votes cast at the EGM were in favor of this proposal.
«This is a significant step forward for Nokia. We are delighted that shareholders have given us overwhelmingly strong support to proceed with this transformative agreement,» said Nokia Board Chairman and interim CEO, Risto Siilasmaa. «Today’s vote brings us closer to completing a transaction which will mark the beginning of the next chapter in Nokia’s near 150-year history, offering the potential of greater value for shareholders,» he said.
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction was originally announced on September 3, 2013. Further information on the transaction has been included in Nokia’s releases concerning the transaction and the EGM dated September 3, September 19 and October 14, 2013 as well as the proxy materials that were made available ahead of the EGM.[/toggle]