WOBURN, Mass. & SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 30, 2015 — Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, and PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) (NASDAQ: PMCS), a semiconductor and software solutions leader in storage, optical and mobile networks, today announced that they have entered into an amended and restated merger agreement under which Skyworks has agreed to acquire PMC for $11.60 in cash per share of PMC common stock, an increase from its previous agreement to acquire PMC for $10.50 in cash per share of PMC common stock. The amended and restated merger agreement also provides for an increase in the termination fee from $70.0 million to $88.5 million. All other material terms of the merger agreement previously announced on October 5, 2015, remain substantially the same.
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Skyworks proposed the amended and restated merger agreement in response to Microsemi Corporation’s proposal to acquire PMC for $8.75 in cash and 0.0736 of a share of Microsemi common stock per share of PMC common stock.
The boards of directors of Skyworks and PMC have each approved the amended and restated merger agreement. PMC’s board of directors has determined that as a result of the amended and restated merger agreement with Skyworks, Microsemi’s proposal is not superior and recommends the amended and restated merger agreement with Skyworks to PMC stockholders.
As previously announced, Skyworks intends to fund the acquisition with cash on hand from the combined companies and with fully committed debt financing. The closing of the transaction is not subject to financing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of calendar 2016, subject to PMC shareholder approval, receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
Important Additional Information Will Be Filed with the SEC
PMC plans to file with the SEC and mail to its stockholders a proxy statement in connection with the transaction. Additionally, PMC will file other relevant materials with the SEC in connection with the transaction. The proxy statement and other relevant materials will contain important information about Skyworks, PMC, the transaction and related matters. Investors and security holders are urged to read the proxy statement and the other relevant materials carefully when they become available before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the proposed merger because they will contain important information about the merger and the parties to the merger.
Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement and relevant other documents filed with the SEC by Skyworks and PMC through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.
In addition, investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC by PMC from PMC by contacting Joel Achramowicz at (408) 239-8630.
Skyworks and PMC, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the transactions contemplated by the amended and restated merger agreement. Information regarding Skyworks’ directors and executive officers is contained in Skyworks’ Form 10-K for the year ended October 3, 2014 and its proxy statement dated April 8, 2015. Information regarding PMC’s directors and executive officers is contained in PMC’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2014 and its proxy statement dated March 20, 2015, which are filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the transactions contemplated by the amended and restated merger agreement and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.
Headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales, and service facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit Skyworks’ website at: www.skyworksinc.com.
PMC is the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC’s highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information, please visit PMC’s website at: www.pmcs.com.
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