Nokia shareholders to vote Tuesday on Microsoft purchase
The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, but before that happens, there is Tuesday's voting which will take place after shareholders get to speak their mind about the transaction. Not all Nokia stockholders are in favor of the deal and those who want to express their dissatisfaction will be able to do so tomorrow at Helsinki's Ice Hall Arena, where the voting is going to take place.
One of the big complaints in Finland is that a company seen as a national treasure is being sold. At one time, Nokia accounted for 4% of Finalnd's GDP. Another complaint heard from Nokia stockholders, deals with former CEO Stephen Elop's decision to align Nokia with Microsoft's Windows Phone platform instead of Google's open source Android OS.