Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Announces Proposed Acquisition Financing
Santa Clara, California (October 17, 2006) – arvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) announced today it intends to meet with potential lenders in connection with the private acquisition financing of Intel’s communications and application processor business. On June 27, 2006, Marvell and Intel Corporation announced that they have signed an agreement for Intel to sell its communications and application processor business to Marvell for a purchase price of $600 million plus the assumption by Marvell of certain liabilities.
The proposed acquisition financing will be in the form of a senior term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $500 million. Marvell expects that the net proceeds from the term loan facility, together with existing cash on hand, will be used to pay the purchase price for the acquisition, related transaction costs, and advance payments for products under a supply agreement with Intel.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a leader in development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Marvell, including Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at 408-222-2500 or at www.Marvell.com.
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