USA - SMSC (www.smsc.com) announced that its stockholders have voted to approve the acquisition of SMSC by Microchip Technology (www.microchip.com), a specialist provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions.
According to the final tally of shares voted, 17,587,576 shares of SMSC common stock voted in favor of the adoption of the acquisition agreement, which represented approximately 99.5 percent of the shares voting at today’s special meeting and approximately 76.3 percent of the shares of SMSC common stock outstanding and eligible to vote as of the May 30, 2012 record date for the special meeting.
Under terms of the acquisition agreement, dated May 1, 2012, Microchip will acquire SMSC in an all-cash transaction and SMSC stockholders will receive $37.00 per share in cash for each share of common stock they hold.
As a result of the acquisition, SMSC will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip and SMSC common stock will cease to be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the third quarter of calendar 2012, subject to antitrust clearance in China and other customary closing conditions.