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This website relates to the public buy-out offer followed by a squeeze-out of Nokia for all of the ordinary shares and OCEANE convertible bonds issued by Alcatel Lucent and not held by Nokia. This website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or exchange, or a solicitation of an offer to sell or exchange, any ordinary shares or OCEANE convertible bonds of Alcatel Lucent, nor is it a substitute of Nokia and Alcatel Lucent’s joint offer document (note d’information conjointe) filed with the Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) on September 6, 2016 and which received visa No. 16-438 of the AMF dated September 20, 2016, and Nokia and Alcatel Lucent’s respective “other information” documents relating in particular to their legal, financial and accounting characteristics (as amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Offer Document”). The public buy-out offer followed by a squeeze-out is being made only through the Offer Document.
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