Nokia sale rumors are baseless: CEO

LONDON Thu Jun 9, 2011 6:08am EDT

Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop takes part in the 2011 Nokia Annual General Meeting in Helsinki, May 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva

Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop takes part in the 2011 Nokia Annual General Meeting in Helsinki, May 3, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva

LONDON (Reuters) - Nokia (NOK1V.HE) is not for sale, its chief executive said on Thursday, in response to rumors sparked by the slump in the company's market value.

Speaking at a conference in London, Stephen Elop said the rumors were "baseless" and the company was not for sale.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Dan Lalor)

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