Dr. Lu concluded, “Diodes has a successful track record of combining businesses to achieve revenue expansion, cost reductions and improved profitability. BCD employees are a key asset, and we look forward to integrating them into the Diodes family as we work closely with our customers to familiarize them with our new expanded offerings, while continuing to provide exceptional service and support.”
Commenting on the proposed acquisition, Mr. Chieh Chang, Chief Executive Officer of BCD Semiconductor, said, “We are pleased to have reached this agreement because we believe that BCD Semiconductor becoming a part of Diodes represents a compelling opportunity for our customers, employees and shareholders. This transaction provides liquidity at a significant premium for our shareholders and the combined company greatly strengthens the analog offerings and market opportunities for our customers."
Atlas Technology Group LLC and Duff & Phelps LLC acted as financial advisors and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP acted as legal counsel to Diodes Incorporated. RBC Capital Markets LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor and Covington & Burling LLP acted as legal counsel to BCD Semiconductor.
Conference Call and Slide Presentation InformationDiodes will host a conference call on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet with a slide presentation and can be accessed by all interested parties on the Investor section of Diodes' website at http://www.diodes.com. On the call Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, Diodes’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Rick White, Diodes’ Chief Financial Officer, Mark King, Diodes’ Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Laura Mehrl, Diodes’ Director of Investor Relations, and Mr. Chieh Chang, Chief Executive Officer of BCD Semiconductor, will discuss the proposed acquisition. Investors and analysts are invited to participate on the call. To listen to the live call, please go to the Investor section of Diodes website and click on the Conference Call link at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.
|When:||Thursday, December 27, 2012|
|Time:||10:00 a.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. ET|
|Dial in:||(800) 706-7749; outside the U.S. +1 (617) 614-3474|