Spreadtrum Communications Board of Directors Selects Financial Advisor

    Spreadtrum Communications Board of Directors Selects Financial Advisor

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, July 2, 2013

SHANGHAI, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spreadtrum Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum" or the "Company"), a leading fabless
semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G
wireless communications standards, today announced that its Board of Directors
(the "Board") has retained Morgan Stanley Asia Limited ("Morgan Stanley") as
its financial advisor with respect to the previously-announced preliminary
non-binding proposal made by Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. ("Unigroup") pursuant to
which Unigroup proposes to acquire the Company for $28.50 in cash per American
Depositary Share (the "Unigroup Proposal").Morgan Stanley has been retained
to assist the Board in its evaluation of the Unigroup Proposal and the Board's
consideration of potential alternatives to the Unigroup Proposal.

The Board is continuing its review and evaluation of the Unigroup Proposal and
other alternatives available to the Company. The Board has not yet made any
decisions with respect to such matters. There can be no assurance that any
agreement will be executed with Unigroup or any other party, or that this or
any other transaction will be approved or consummated.The Company does not
undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any
other transaction, except as required under applicable law.

About Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum") is a fabless
semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones,
feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and
4G wireless communications standards.Spreadtrum's solutions combine its
highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and
reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to
achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost.Spreadtrum's
customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile
products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world.For
more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.

SOURCE Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Website: http://www.spreadtrum.com
Contact: Investor Relations, +1 650-308-8148, ir@spreadtrum.com
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