In a blog post April 21, Microsoft General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith said that Microsoft has completed the steps necessary to finalize its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business.
The transaction will be completed this Friday, April 25, he said.
The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft.
Today we are excited to share that we have completed the steps necessary to finalize Microsoft’s acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The transaction will be completed this Friday, April 25, when we’ll officially welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business as part of the Microsoft family.
The completion of this acquisition follows several months of planning and will mark a key step on the journey towards integration. This acquisition will help Microsoft accelerate innovation and market adoption for Windows Phones. In addition, we look forward to introducing the next billion customers to Microsoft services via Nokia mobile phones.
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Editor's note: The following is a post from Jennifer Warnick, a writer for microsoft.com/stories.
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