SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) today announced that on July 31, 2017, the Korea Fair Trade Commission approved the previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY). The tender offer is being made pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 12, 2017, by and among Intel, Cyclops and Mobileye (the “Purchase Agreement”).
As a result of the approval of the tender offer from the Korea Fair Trade Commission, all required antitrust clearances have now been obtained.
Intel also announced that Intel and Mobileye have agreed that the tender offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 7, 2017, unless the tender offer is extended or earlier terminated, in either case pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement. The tender offer was previously scheduled to expire on August 11, 2017. Mobileye shareholders are urged to tender their shares into the tender offer prior to its expiration. Mobileye shareholders who have already tendered and not withdrawn their ordinary shares of Mobileye do not have to re-tender their shares or take any other action as a result of the revision of the expiration date of the tender offer.
Completion of the tender offer remains subject to additional conditions described in the tender offer statement on Schedule TO filed by Cyclops Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 5, 2017 (as amended and supplemented, the “Schedule TO”), including that at least 67 percent of Mobileye’s outstanding shares be validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to the expiration of the tender offer (including any extensions). Intel further announced that if all of the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied and the offer expires as now scheduled on August 7, 2017, then Intel anticipates that the closing of the tender offer will occur on August 8, 2017.
D.F. King & Co. is acting as information agent for the tender offer. Requests for documents and questions regarding the tender offer may be directed to D.F. King toll free at (800) 966-9021 (for shareholders) or collect at (212) 269-5550 (for banks and brokers).
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any ordinary shares of Mobileye or any other securities. A tender offer statement on Schedule TO, including an offer to purchase, a letter of transmittal and related documents, has been filed with the SEC by Intel and one or more of its subsidiaries and a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9, has been filed with the SEC by Mobileye. The offer to purchase all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye will only be made pursuant to the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and related documents filed as a part of the tender offer statement on Schedule TO, in each case as amended from time to time. THE TENDER OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING AN OFFER TO PURCHASE, A RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND CERTAIN OTHER TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS) AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE 14D-9 CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS OF MOBILEYE ARE URGED TO READ THESE DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT SUCH HOLDERS SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING TENDERING THEIR ORDINARY SHARES. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of these statements and other documents filed with the SEC at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, at the transaction website (http://intelandmobileye.transactionannouncement.com), or by directing such requests to D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the tender offer, toll free at (800) 966-9021 (for shareholders) or collect at (212) 269-5550 (for banks and brokers).
This document contains forward-looking statements related to the proposed transaction between Intel and Mobileye, including statements regarding the benefits and the timing of the transaction as well as statements regarding the companies’ products and markets. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should,” “would” and “will” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management’s expectations as of the date they were first made and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainty of regulatory approvals; the ability of the parties to complete the transaction in the time expected or at all; the ability of Intel to successfully integrate Mobileye’s business; the market for advanced driving assistance systems and autonomous driving may develop more slowly than expected or than it has in the past; evolving government regulation of the advanced driving assistance systems and autonomous driving markets; the risk that we are unable to commercially develop the technologies acquired or achieve the anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction; the risk that we are unable to develop derivative works from the technologies acquired; our ability to attract new or maintain existing customer and supplier relationships at reasonable cost; the failure to protect and enforce our intellectual property rights; assertions or claims by third parties that we infringe their intellectual property rights; the risk of technological developments and innovations by others; the risk of potential losses related to any product liability claims and litigation; the risk that the parties are unable to retain and hire key personnel; unanticipated restructuring costs may be incurred or undisclosed liabilities assumed; and other risks detailed in Intel’s and Mobileye’s filings with the SEC, including those discussed in Intel’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in any subsequent periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K and Mobileye’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and in any subsequent reports on Form 6-K, each of which is on file or furnished with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. SEC filings for Intel are also available on Intel’s Investor Relations website at www.intc.com, and SEC filings for Mobileye are available in the Investor Relations section of Mobileye’s website at ir.mobileye.com. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Unless otherwise required by applicable law, Intel and Mobileye undertake no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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