Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. (“Varian” or the “Company”) (NasdaqGS: VSEA) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with their conduct related to the sale of the Company to Applied Materials Inc. (NasdaqGS: AMAT) for approximately $5 billion in cash. The proposed transaction offers Varian shareholders $63 per share.

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Whether the Varian’s Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to Varian’s stockholders by failing to conduct an adequate and fair sales process to sell the Company prior to agreeing to this proposed transaction, whether the proposed transaction undervalues Varian’s shares and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of Varian shareholders are the key focus of this investigation.

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If you own common stock in Varian and wish to obtain additional information, please visit us at www.faruqilaw.com/VSEA or contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail at jmonteverde@faruqilaw.com or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330.

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