Nokia to Acquire NAVTEQ

The Combined Entity Would Create a Leading Global Player in the Fast

Growing Location Based Services Market

NAVTEQ to Support Existing Customers as Before

Oct 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from Nokia

    ESPOO, Finland, October 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE:   NOK)
 and NAVTEQ today announced a definitive agreement for Nokia to acquire
 NAVTEQ. Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will pay $78 in cash for
 each share of NAVTEQ including outstanding options for an aggregate
 purchase price of approximately $8.1 billion (EUR5.7 billion), or
 approximately $7.7 billion (EUR5.4 billion) net of NAVTEQ existing cash
 balance. The acquisition has been approved by the board of directors of
 each company and is subject to customary closing conditions including
 regulatory approvals and NAVTEQ shareholders' approval.
     The navigation area is a fast growing business, and with location-based
 services expanding rapidly into mobile communications devices, the industry
 is poised for even further growth. NAVTEQ brings a number of key assets to
 Nokia: a great team with best-in-world maps and navigation industry
 expertise, a strong customer base and an industry-leading map data and
 technology platform with the broadest geographical coverage.
     NAVTEQ will continue to provide the most advanced and flexible map data
 platform to navigation industry players. With NAVTEQ, Nokia will further
 strengthen its location based services offering and bring to market the
 most innovative, context aware Nokia Internet services with accelerated
 time to market.
     NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information
 for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices,
 Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions.
 NAVTEQ also owns, a web and interactive service that provides
 traffic information and content to consumers. The Chicago-based company was
 founded in 1985, generated 2006 revenues of $582 million and has
 approximately 3,000 employees located in 168 offices in 30 countries.
     Nokia is the world's largest mobile device manufacturer with more than
 900 million people using a Nokia mobile device around the world. Driven by
 Internet and digital convergence, Nokia is expanding its offering to
 include areas such as entertainment, communities and location based
 services. Shipping with the GPS-enabled Nokia N95 multimedia computer, the
 Nokia Maps solution is one of the most advanced location based services in
 the marketplace today.
     "Location based services are one of the cornerstones of Nokia's
 Internet services strategy. The acquisition of NAVTEQ is another step
 toward Nokia becoming a leading player in this space," said Olli-Pekka
 Kallasvuo, President and CEO, Nokia. "By joining forces with NAVTEQ, we
 will be able to bring context and geographical information to a number of
 our Internet services with accelerated time to market. We also look forward
 to maintaining and enhancing the services and support provided to NAVTEQ's
 existing and future customers".
     "Nokia's unique vision for location based services aligns perfectly
 with NAVTEQ's vision to enable everyone to find their way to people, places
 and opportunities on mobile communications devices, cars, desktop computers
 and in all the other places that are important to them," said NAVTEQ
 President and CEO Judson Green. "It's really exciting to imagine what we
 can achieve by combining our location experience with the resources of a
 company that has a customer base of more than 900 million people."
     In commenting on the transaction, Christopher Galvin, Chairman of the
 Board of NAVTEQ, said "Nokia's offer of $78 per share reflects a very
 attractive valuation for NAVTEQ's stockholders, representing a 34% premium
 to our stock price of one month ago. In considering the offer, we
 approached other potential purchasers about their possible interest in
 NAVTEQ and our Board took those contacts and discussions into account in
 determining that Nokia's proposal was the best opportunity available to
 maximize value for our stockholders."
     After completion of the transaction, NAVTEQ's current map data business
 will continue operationally independent, but organizationally a Nokia Group
 company. Judson Green will report directly to Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. This
 will ensure that NAVTEQ's current and future customers continue to have a
 dedicated and strengthened unit serving them as before with digital map
 information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices,
 Internet-based mapping applications, as well as government and business
     The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008.
 Nokia plans to finance the acquisition with a combination of cash and debt,
 and has secured a commitment on the debt. Nokia anticipates that the
 acquisition would not impact its share buy-backs under the current mandate,
 or its future cash distribution strategy in terms of dividends and share
 buybacks which is subject to the shareholders' approval. The acquisition is
 expected to be dilutive to Nokia earnings in 2008 and 2009 on a reported
 basis. However on a cash basis Nokia expects it to be only slightly
 dilutive in 2008 and slightly accretive in 2009.
     Notes to editors and analysts:
     Nokia and NAVTEQ will host a conference call today, Monday, October 1,
 2007 beginning at 16:00 in Helsinki / 14:00 in London / 08:00 in Chicago.
 The conference call will be available via live webcast at or by calling +1-888-636-1561 (North America)
 or +1-706-634-5012 (international), with conference ID 19082045
     For your convenience, a replay of the call will be accessible by
 calling +1-800-642-1687 (Nokia America) or +1-706-645-9291 (international),
 with conference ID 19082045.
     About Nokia
     Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and
 growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia
 makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences
 in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business
 mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions
 and services for communications networks.
     About NAVTEQ
     NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information
 for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices,
 Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions.
 NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and
 location-based services solutions around the world.
     Important Additional Information Regarding the Merger will be filed
 with the SEC
     In connection with the solicitation of proxies by NAVTEQ with respect
 to the meeting of its stockholders to be called with respect to the
 proposed merger, NAVTEQ will file a proxy statement with the Securities and
 will be able to obtain a free-of-charge copy of the proxy statement (when
 available) and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC's
 web site at Stockholders will also be able to obtain a
 free-of-charge copy of the proxy statement and other relevant documents
 (when available) by directing a request by mail to NAVTEQ Corporation,
 Investor Relations, 425 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60606, telephone
 +1-(312)-894-7500, or from NAVTEQ's website at
     NAVTEQ and certain of its directors and executive officers may, under
 the rules of the SEC, be deemed to be "participants" in the solicitation of
 proxies from its stockholders in connection with the proposed merger.
 Information concerning the interests of the persons who may be
 "participants" in the solicitation is set forth in NAVTEQ's proxy
 statements and annual reports on Form 10-K (including any amendments
 thereto), previously filed with the SEC, and in the proxy statement
 relating to the merger and other relevant materials to be filed with the
 SEC when they become available.
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