STOCKHOLM, March 24 Finland's Nokia
said on Monday it expected the 5.4 billion euro ($7.5 billion)
sale of most of its Devices and Services business to Microsoft
will close in April this year.
Nokia had previously said it expected the deal to close in
the first quarter of the year.
Nokia said the transaction still requires approvals from
certain antitrust authorities in Asia which are still conducting
"Nokia reiterates that ongoing tax proceedings in India have
no bearing on the timing of the closing or the material deal
terms of the anticipated transaction between Nokia and
Microsoft," the company said in a statement.
(Reporting by Simon Johnson, editing by Terje Solsvik)