Nokia Siemens Networks appoints Sue Spradley to Executive Board

Also strengthens North American customer focus with new, next generation, wireless center

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Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that Sue Spradley, leader of the company's North American region, will join the company's executive board, effective immediately. Spradley will continue to report to Bosco Novak, chief of market operations.

In addition, and in a further demonstration of its commitment to North America, Nokia Siemens Networks is establishing a center of competence in Dallas dedicated to developing the next generation of broadband wireless technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The center will employee approximately 500 people, consisting of both existing employees and new hires. The Dallas area was chosen thanks to the company's strong existing presence and its proximity to major customers.

"Our commitment to expanding our presence and expertise in North America is as strong as ever and our announcements today reflect that," said Simon Beresford-Wylie, chief executive officer Nokia Siemens Networks. "Sue's decisiveness, passion for winning and straight talking style ensure we'll have a strong advocate for the North American market at the highest level of the company."

"The formation of an LTE center of competence in Dallas demonstrates our aim to locate key resources in close proximity to the communications service providers leading the roll-out of next generation technologies. The actions we are announcing today increase our focus on the needs of our North American customers," Beresford-Wylie said.

Spradley joined the company in July 2007 as leader of its North American region customer and market operations.
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