Being a publicly traded company, the ownership of Nokia is spread across multiple shareholders from around the world. As of 2013, Nokia reports that its total number of outstanding shares is just above 3.7 billion. These shares are owned by individual, institutional and sovereign investors.
Nokia shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. While it is currently known primarily for its role in the telecommunications industry, it was originally founded as a paper mill company in 1865. In 2013, Nokia sold its mobile telephone manufacturing division to Microsoft.