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Strategic Rationale

Strategic Rationale

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Strategic Rationale
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Published by: NextSmartphone on Sep 03, 2013
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Accelerating Growth
Microsoft’s strategic rationale for deal announced
with Nokia on September 3, 2013
This presentation contains forward-looking statements, which are any predictions, projections or otherstatements about future events based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks anduncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, that the expected financial andother benefits from the Nokia transaction may not be realized, including because of:our inability to close the
transaction, or Nokia’s inability to repay the financing should it take down the financing and the transactiondoesn’t close; the response to the acquisition by the customers, employees, and strategic and businesspartners of the Nokia’s Devices & Services business; the extent to which we achieve anticipated operating
efficiencies and cost savings, and anticipated smart device and mobile phone market share targets; the overallgrowth rates for the smart device and mobile phone markets; ongoing downward pressure on prices formobile devices; unanticipated restructuring expenses; any restrictions or limitations imposed by regulatoryauthorities; the impact of Microsoft management and organizational changes resulting from acquisition of 
Nokia’s Devices & Services business; the ability to retain key Nokia personnel; our effectiveness in integratingthe Nokia Devices & Services business with Microsoft’s businesses; the response of existing Microsoft smart
devices original equipment manufacturers; risks related to the Nokia Devices & Services internationaloperations; and our ability to realize our broader strategic and operating objectives. Actual results couldmaterially differ because of the factors discussed above, in the comments made during this conference call,and in the risk factors section ofour Form 10-K, Form 10-Qs, and other reports and filings with the Securitiesand Exchange Commission. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement.

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