TTM Technologies, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreements for SYE and DMC Plants
COSTA MESA, Calif., March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TTM Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq:TTMI), a major global printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer, today
announced that it has signed definitive agreements with its minority partner,
Shengyi Technology Co. Ltd. (Sytech) (Shanghai: 600183:CH), to sell TTM's 70.2
percent equity interest in the SYE plant to Sytech and to acquire Sytech's 20
percent equity interest in the DMC plant. TTM announced it signed a letter of
intent for the transaction in February 2013. Both the SYE and DMC plants
primarily manufacture conventional PCBs and are located in Dongguan, China.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2013,
subject to certain closing conditions between the parties and regulatory
approvals. TTM anticipates the transaction will generate approximately $84
million net for TTM, and expects to use about $40 million of the proceeds to
repay an intercompany loan to SYE. The negotiated purchase prices valued SYE
at 1 billion RMB (approximately $161 million USD) and DMC at 900 million RMB
(approximately $145 million USD).
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limited to, the satisfaction of conditions to closing the transactions, the
parties' ability to obtain required regulatory approvals, and fluctuations in
currency exchange rates and other "Risk Factors" set forth in the company's
most recent SEC filings.
TTM Technologies, Inc. is a major global printed circuit board manufacturer,
focusing on quick-turn and technologically advanced PCBs and the backplane and
sub-system assembly business. TTM stands for time-to-market, representing how
the company's time-critical, one-stop manufacturing services enable customers
to shorten the time required to develop new products and bring them to market.
Additional information can be found at www.ttmtech.com.
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CONTACT: Todd Schull, CFO
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