NORWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) today announced the completion of its
acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation. The combination creates
the premier analog technology company with the industry's most
comprehensive suite of high-performance analog offerings and integrated
engineering, manufacturing, sales and support operations that will
accelerate innovation and revenue growth opportunities.
"The combination of Analog Devices and Linear Technology creates an
analog industry powerhouse," said Vincent Roche, ADI President and Chief
Executive Officer. "Together, we are capable of solving more of our
customers' biggest and most complex challenges at the intersection of
the physical and digital domains. We expect that this combination will
create tremendous value for our customers, our employees, and our
shareholders for many years to come."
Election of Robert H. Swanson to ADI Board of Directors
also announced that Robert H. Swanson, former Executive Chairman of
Linear Technology, has been elected to the ADI Board of Directors,
effective immediately after the closing of the acquisition.
"We are very excited to welcome Bob Swanson to our Board," said Ray
Stata, ADI Chairman of the Board. "Bob's decades of analog semiconductor
expertise will add considerable value to ADI's Board of Directors."
Mr. Swanson, a founder of Linear Technology, has served as Executive
Chairman of the Linear Technology board of directors since January 2005.
Prior to that time, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Linear Technology since its incorporation in 1981.
As a result of the acquisition, Linear Technology's shares of common
stock have been delisted from the NASDAQ Global Select Market effective
as of the close of trading today.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as ADI's exclusive financial
advisor and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and WilmerHale acted as ADI's
legal counsel in connection with the transaction.
Contribution from Linear Technology to ADI's 2nd Fiscal Quarter of
ADI expects Linear Technology to contribute between $160
million to $170 million in revenue to ADI's second fiscal quarter of
2017. This revenue range includes a reduction of approximately $30
million related to a purchase accounting adjustment for Linear's North
America distributor deferred revenue where revenue is recognized on a
sell-through basis, and represents ADI's current best view of Linear's
business performance through the end of ADI's second fiscal quarter of
ADI also expects its non-GAAP interest and other interest expense to be
approximately $60 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2017,
approximately $70 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, and
approximately $60 million per quarter thereafter.
In the first full quarter after the combination, ADI expects its
weighted average diluted sharecount to be approximately 375 million and
for the Company's non-GAAP tax rate to be approximately 15%.
With respect to the forward-looking information presented on a non-GAAP
basis, ADI is unable to provide a quantitative reconciliation to GAAP
because the items that would be included or excluded are difficult to
predict and estimate and are primarily dependent on future events,
including costs relating to the acquisition of Linear.
About Analog Devices
Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) is the
leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to
solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to
interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and
digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect
and interpret. Visit http://www.analog.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains
forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects
including, for example, our statements regarding the expected benefits
and synergies of the acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation,
expected financial results and growth rates of the combined company, and
expected product offerings, product development, marketing position and
technical advances resulting from the transaction. Statements that are
not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs, plans and
expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based
on our current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially
from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following
important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual
results to differ materially from those described in these
forward-looking statements: any faltering in global economic conditions
or the stability of credit and financial markets, erosion of consumer
confidence and declines in customer spending, unavailability of
raw materials, services, supplies or manufacturing capacity, changes in
geographic, product or customer mix; higher than expected or unexpected
costs associated with or relating to the transaction; the risk that
expected benefits, synergies and growth prospects of the transaction may
not be achieved in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that Linear
Technology's business may not be successfully integrated with Analog
Devices' following the closing; the risk that Analog Devices and Linear
Technology will be unable to retain and hire key personnel; and the risk
that disruption from the transaction may adversely affect Linear
Technology's or Analog Devices' business and relationships with
their customers, suppliers or employees. For additional information
about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to
Analog Devices' and Linear Technology's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the risk factors contained in
Analog Devices' and Linear Technology's most recent Quarterly Reports on
Form 10-Q and Annual Reports on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements
represent management's current expectations and are inherently
uncertain. Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation
to update forward-looking statements made by us to reflect subsequent
events or circumstances.
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