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Date: 22/12/1998

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Document No 398J012

Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
L-2985 Luxembourg


Brussels, 22.12.1998
In the published version of this decision, some information has been omitted pursuant to Article
17(2) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89 concerning non-disclosure of business secrets and other confidential information. The omissions are shown thus [… ]. Where possible the information omitted has been replaced by ranges of figures or a general description.



To the notifying parties
Dear Sirs,

Notification of 20 November 1998 pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation
No. 4064/89

1. On 20 November 1998, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89 [ OJ L
395, 30.12.1989 p. 1; corrigendum OJ L 257 of 21.9.1990, p. 13; as last amended by Regulation (EC)
No 1310/97, OJ L 180, 9. 7. 1997, p. 1, corrigendum in OJ L 40, 13.2.1998, p. 17 .] by which

Motorola, Inc. (“Motorola”) would acquire joint control in Symbian Limited
(“Symbian”). As a result of the operation, Motorola, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
(“Ericsson”), Nokia Corporation (“Nokia”) and Psion PLC (“Psion”) would jointly control Symbian.
2. Having examined the notification, the Commission has concluded that the notified operation does not fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation.


3. Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola are all active in developing, manufacturing and

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