Microsemi Corporation to Acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

Vitesse Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements either contained in or incorporated by reference into this press release, other than purely historical information, including estimates, projections and statements relating to Vitesse's business plans and objectives, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "projects," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "strategy," "future," "opportunity," "may," "will," "should," "could," "potential," or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements include the ability of Vitesse and Microsemi to complete the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the parties' ability to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the tender offer and the other conditions set forth in the merger agreement and the possibility of any termination of the merger agreement. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from current expectations because of risks associated with uncertainties as to the timing of the tender offer and the subsequent merger; uncertainties as to how many of Vitesse's stockholders will tender their shares in the tender offer; the risk that competing offers or acquisition proposals will be made; the possibility that various conditions to the consummation of the tender offer or the merger may not be satisfied or waived, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the tender offer or the merger; the effects of disruption from the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement on Vitesse's business and the fact that the announcement and pendency of the transactions may make it more difficult to establish or maintain relationships with employees, suppliers and other business partners; the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the tender offer or the merger may result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; other uncertainties pertaining to the business of Vitesse, including those set forth in Vitesse's filings with the SEC, especially in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of Vitesse's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2014 filed with the SEC on December 4, 2014 and in other periodic reports and filings with the SEC from time to time, including Vitesse's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The reader is cautioned not to unduly rely on these forward-looking statements. Vitesse expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise publicly these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

Notice to Investors

The tender offer for the outstanding shares of common stock of Vitesse has not yet commenced. This press release is for informational purposes only and no statement in this press release is an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. At the time the tender offer is commenced, Microsemi Corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsemi Corporation will file a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Vitesse will file a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer. The tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other offer documents) and the solicitation/recommendation statement will contain important information that should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the tender offer. Such materials will be made available to Vitesse's stockholders at no expense to them. In addition, such materials (and all other offer documents filed with the SEC) will be available at no charge on the SEC's Web site: www.sec.gov.

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Microsemi Corporation to Acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

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SOURCE Microsemi Corporation; Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

Contact:
Microsemi Corporation
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
MICROSEMI FINANCIAL, John W. Hohener, Executive Vice President and CFO, (949) 380-6100
MICROSEMI INVESTOR, Robert C. Adams, Vice President of Corporate Development, (949) 380-6100
VITESSE FINANCIAL, Marty McDermut, CFO, (805) 388-3700
Email Contact
VITESSE INVESTOR AND MEDIA, Ronda Grech, Vice President, Communications, (805) 388-3700
Email Contact
Web: http://www.vitesse.com



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