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Tyco Electronics Completes Acquisition Of ADC

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced the completion of the acquisition of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADCT). The combination of Tyco Electronics (TE) and ADC positions the company as a world leader in broadband connectivity.

Tom Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of TE, said, "With our expanded product offering and strong position in every major geographic region, TE will provide the broad range of products and solutions our customers need to keep pace with the rapidly increasing demand for video and data connectivity anytime and anywhere."

TE announced earlier today the successful completion of its tender offer to purchase the outstanding shares of common stock of ADC, which expired on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.  TE then consummated the short-form merger, and ADC became an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of TE.  

TE will provide updated guidance on its fiscal first quarter earnings call in January.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS (TE)

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a global technology company with fiscal 2010 sales of US$12.1 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems; consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, we are a recognized leader in many of the industries we serve. More information on TE can be found at www.te.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainty and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results, performance, financial condition or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, financial condition or achievements. All statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "plan," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. The company has no intention and is under no obligation to update or alter (and expressly disclaims any such intention or obligation to do so) its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law. The forward-looking statements in this release include statements addressing our acquisition of ADC. Examples of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include, among others, business, economic, competitive and regulatory risks, such as developments in the credit markets; conditions affecting demand for products, particularly the automotive industry and the telecommunications, computer and consumer electronics industries; future goodwill impairment; competition and pricing pressure; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices; political, economic and military instability in countries in which we operate; compliance with current and future environmental and other laws and regulations; the possible effects on us of changes in tax laws, tax treaties and other legislation; the risk that ADC will not be integrated successfully into Tyco Electronics; and the risk that revenue opportunities, cost savings and other anticipated synergies from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected. More detailed information about these and other factors is set forth in Tyco Electronics' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Sept. 24, 2010, as well as in Tyco Electronics' Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K and other reports filed by Tyco Electronics with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Tyco Electronics Ltd.

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