Fairchild Board of Directors Determines Revised Unsolicited Proposal Would Reasonably Be Expected to Result in a "Superior Proposal"
SAN JOSE, Calif. / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / January 5, 2016 – Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) ("Fairchild") announced today that its board of directors, after consultation with its legal and financial advisors, has determined that a revised unsolicited proposal received on December 28, 2015, from China Resources Microelectronics Limited ("China Resources") and Hua Capital Management Co., Ltd. ("Hua Capital") to acquire Fairchild for $21.70 per share in cash (the "Revised Proposal") would reasonably be expected to result in a "Superior Proposal" as defined in the Company's Agreement and Plan of Merger with ON Semiconductor Corporation ("ON Semiconductor").
The company noted that the board's determination allows Fairchild to take certain actions, in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Agreement and Plan of Merger with ON Semiconductor, to further consider the Revised Proposal, including engaging in discussions with China Resources and Hua Capital.
As previously announced on November 18, 2015, Fairchild entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with ON Semiconductor, under which a wholly owned subsidiary of ON Semiconductor agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Fairchild common stock for $20.00 per share in cash.
Fairchild remains subject to the Agreement and Plan of Merger with ON Semiconductor, and Fairchild's board of directors has not changed its recommendation in support of that agreement, nor is the board of directors making any recommendation with respect to the Revised Proposal. There can be no assurance that the board of directors will ultimately determine that the Revised Proposal is a Superior Proposal, that the terms of a transaction will be the same as those reflected in the Revised Proposal or that any transaction with China Resources and Hua Capital will be agreed to or consummated.
For additional information, please refer to Amendment 5 to the Schedule 14D-9 filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").
Goldman, Sachs & Co. is acting as financial adviser to Fairchild, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as its legal counsel.
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This communication is not an offer to buy nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities of Fairchild. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of Fairchild common stock has been made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO, including an offer to purchase, a letter of transmittal and other related materials that ON Semiconductor and Falcon Operations Sub, Inc. have filed with the SEC. In addition, Fairchild has filed with the SEC a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer. Fairchild and ON Semiconductor have mailed these documents to Fairchild's stockholders. In addition, stockholders are able to obtain the
tender offer statement on Schedule TO, the offer to purchase, the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement of the Company on Schedule 14D-9 and related materials with respect to the tender offer and the merger, free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Stockholders may also obtain free copies of the Schedule TO and Schedule 14D-9, as each may be amended or supplemented from time to time, and other documents filed by the parties (when available) by contacting Fairchild's Investor Relations Department either by telephone at (207) 775-8660 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOCKHOLDERS OF FAIRCHILD ARE ADVISED TO READ THE SCHEDULE TO (INCLUDING THE OFFER TO PURCHASE, RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND OTHER OFFER DOCUMENTS) AND THE SCHEDULE 14D-9, AS EACH MAY BE AMENDED OR SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES THERETO.
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