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Microchip Technology Completes Micrel Acquisition

Microchip Technology Incorporated and Micrel, Incorporated announced that Microchip has completed its previously announced acquisition of Micrel. Shareholders of Micrel overwhelmingly approved the merger with 98.95% of the Micrel shares that voted in favor of the merger. As a result of the completion of the transaction, trading in Micrel common stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market will cease today.

"We are very pleased to have completed our acquisition of Micrel," said Steve Sanghi, President and CEO. "I welcome the Micrel employees into the Microchip family and look forward to building a combined organization that will bring the capabilities of both organizations to bear in the marketplace."

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Micrel shareholders were able to elect to receive the $14.00 per share purchase price in either cash or shares of Microchip common stock. Based on the results of the shareholder elections, Microchip will pay an aggregate of approximately $430 million in cash and issue an aggregate of 8,626,795 shares of its common stock to Micrel shareholders. The number of shares of Microchip common stock that a Micrel shareholder will receive is based on a conversion ratio of $14.00 divided by the average of the Microchip closing stock price for the ten most recent trading days ending on the second to last trading day prior to August 3, 2015, which is $42.888 per share.

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