Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Novellus Systems, Inc. (“Novellus” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NVLS) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Lam Research Corp. (“Lam Research”) in a transaction valued at approximately $3.3 billion.

On December 14, 2011, Novellus announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the Company will be acquired by Lam Research. Under the terms of the agreement, Novellus shareholders will receive 1.125 shares of Lam Research, a value of approximately $44.42, per share of Novellus owned.

Our investigation concerns whether the board of directors is fulfilling its fiduciary duties, maximizing the value of Novellus, disclosing all material benefits and costs and obtaining full and fair consideration for Novellus stockholders.

If you own Novellus shares and wish to discuss this matter with us, or have any questions concerning your rights and interests with regard to this matter, please contact:
Robert I. Harwood, Esq.
Matthew M. Houston, Esq.
Benjamin Sachs-Michaels
Harwood Feffer LLP
488 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Phone Numbers: (877) 935-7400
(212)935-7400

Email: bsachsmichaels@hfesq.com

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