Broadcom Qualcomm Merger Agreement

« Both in the final merger agreement made available by Broadcom Qualcomm and in the revised version that Qualcomm referred to Broadcom on February 26, 2018, one of the final conditions was that Broadcom was redomicile in the United States, and in particular in the draft, neither party had entered into the proposed acquisition, which depended on CFIUS` authorization. In exchange, it secured binding agreements from nine NXP shareholders, who together hold more than 28 percent of the stock of NXP shares to support the deal. These include hedge funds Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd and Soroban Capital Partners LP, which pushed to a higher price. Broadcom said Wednesday that other terms of the proposed merger agreement remain unchanged, including an $8 billion split fee to pay Qualcomm if supervisory authorities thwart the deal. Thomas Krause, Chief Financial Officer of Broadcom, added: « Broadcom`s business continues to grow very well. Broadcom has completed five major acquisitions since 2013 and has a proven track record of rapid deleveraging and successful business integration to create added value for our shareholders, employees and customers. Given the complementarity of our products, we are confident that all regulatory requirements necessary to enter into a combination with Qualcomm will be met in due course. We look forward to immediate discussions with Qualcomm to sign a final agreement and conclude this transaction quickly. We believe that our proposal is the most attractive and rewarding alternative available to Qualcomm shareholders and that it is in the interest of both parties to reach an agreement as quickly as possible on the structure and terms of the transaction. We are ready to use all necessary resources to quickly finalize all documentation. We and our consultants are ready to discuss immediately in order to move towards a mutually beneficial transaction. Tan sent a letter with enthusiastic assent and asked to speak « immediately » to Qualcomm. The company was founded in 1961 as a semiconductor division of Hewlett-Packard.

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[21] Under the new terms agreed with NXP`s Board of Directors, the agreement with Qualcomm is subject to the competition of 70 per cent of NXP shares, instead of the 80% threshold required in the previous agreement signed in October 2016.