Espoo, Finland – July 13, 2011
Nokia Siemens Networks confirmed today that a review for assessing private equity interest in the company had been completed.
"We believe that the current shareholders are in the best position to further enhance the value of the company," said Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, chairman of Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks has made good progress in its turnaround plan, with first quarter 2011 results marking a third successive quarter of year-on-year reported net sales growth, as well as a fifth quarter of non-IFRS operating profits since it announced its change in strategy in November 2009.
Along with ongoing efforts to generate cost savings, Nokia Siemens Networks plans to take further steps to improve the competitiveness of the company as a standalone entity. For example, Nokia Siemens Networks plans to drive further efficiency while strengthening the company's innovation capabilities in mobile broadband, services and customer experience management to drive and support customer roadmaps.
"Nokia and Siemens have reaffirmed their commitment and continue to be strong supporters of Nokia Siemens Networks," said Rajeev Suri, chief executive officer of Nokia Siemens Networks. "With us, they share the common goal of ensuring that Nokia Siemens Networks will be a sustainable and powerful leader in the industry, benefitting from its strength in innovation."