Freescale Semiconductor Stockholders Approve Proposed Merger Agreement
AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 13, 2006 – Stockholders of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL;FSL.B) today approved the previously announced acquisition of Freescale by a consortium of private equity firms led by The Blackstone Group and including The
Carlyle Group, Permira Funds and Texas Pacific Group. Approximately 99% of stockholders present and voting adopted the merger agreement under the terms of which Freescale stockholders will be entitled to receive $40 per share at the time of closing. The number of shares voting to adopt the merger agreement represents approximately 73% of the total number of shares outstanding and entitled to vote.
Stockholder approval of the merger satisfies a condition to the closing of the transaction. The company currently expects the transaction to be completed subject to customary closing conditions during the Fourth Quarter of 2006.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500®, is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with 2005 sales of $5.8 billion (USD). www.freescale.com
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approval, the inability to obtain, or meet specific conditions imposed for applicable regulatory approvals relating to the proposed merger, the failure of either party to meet the closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement, the extent and timing of regulatory approvals and the risk factors discussed from time to time by the company in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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