Valpey-Fisher Corporation (“Valpey-Fisher”) (Nasdaq:VPF) announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a supplement (the “Proxy Supplement”) to its definitive proxy materials relating to the previously announced proposed merger of Valpey-Fisher with VF Acquisition Corp., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CTS Corporation (“CTS”) (NYSE:CTS), pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of November 17, 2011. The Proxy Supplement has been filed in connection with the settlement of a class action litigation relating to the proposed merger.
As described in the Proxy Supplement, a putative class action lawsuit was brought against Valpey-Fisher, each member of Valpey-Fisher’s Board of Directors, CTS and VF Acquisition Corp., challenging the proposed merger, in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland on behalf of Valpey-Fisher’s stockholders. On January 12, 2012, counsel for all the parties entered into a memorandum of understanding, in which they agreed on the terms of a settlement of the stockholder litigation. The proposed settlement is conditioned upon, among other things, consummation of the merger and final approval of the proposed settlement by the court. Pursuant to the terms of the memorandum of understanding, Valpey-Fisher has agreed to make certain supplemental disclosures related to the merger, which are contained in the Proxy Supplement filed today. The settlement will not affect the amount of the merger consideration that Valpey-Fisher’s stockholders are entitled to receive in the merger.
The Proxy Supplement is available through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Stockholders are urged to read carefully the proxy statement and the Proxy Supplement filed today.
The Valpey-Fisher Board of Directors has recommended that Valpey-Fisher stockholders vote “ FOR” the proposal to approve the merger. Valpey-Fisher stockholders who have questions about the merger proposal or who need help voting their shares should contact Valpey-Fisher’s proxy solicitation agent, MacKenzie Partners, Inc. toll-free at (800) 322-2885.Additional Information and Where to Find It Valpey-Fisher has filed with the SEC a definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials in connection with the merger described above. The definitive proxy statement has been sent to the stockholders of Valpey-Fisher. Before making any voting decision with respect to the merger, stockholders are urged to read the proxy statement and the other relevant materials because they contain important information about the merger. The proxy statement and other relevant materials and any other documents filed by Valpey-Fisher with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, stockholders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by contacting MacKenzie Partners, Inc. toll-free at (800) 322-2885. Valpey-Fisher and its respective executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the security holders of Valpey-Fisher in connection with the merger. Information about those executive officers and directors of Valpey-Fisher and their ownership of Valpey-Fisher’s common stock is set forth in the proxy statement on Schedule 14A for its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 5, 2011. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the merger is included in the definitive proxy statement filed by Valpey-Fisher with the SEC on December 20, 2011.
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