About MKS InstrumentsMKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for semiconductor devices, and for other thin film applications including flat panel displays, solar cells, light emitting diodes, data storage media, and other advanced coatings. We also leverage our technology in other markets with advanced manufacturing applications including medical equipment, pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy generation and environmental monitoring.About Newport CorporationNewport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics, life and health sciences, industrial manufacturing and defense/security markets. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in advanced technologies, including lasers, photonics and precision motion equipment, and optical components and sub-systems, to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Learn more about Newport at www.newport.com and follow the company on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. SAFE HARBOR FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSStatements in this press release regarding the transaction between MKS Instruments and Newport Corporation, future financial and operating results, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and any other statements about MKS Instruments' or Newport Corporation's managements' future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words "will," "projects," "intends," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates," "forecasts," "continues" and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including: (1) litigation relating to the transaction; (2) the ability of MKS Instruments to successfully integrate Newport Corporation's operations and employees; (3) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the transaction; (4) risks that the integration of of Newport Corporation disrupts the current plans and operations of MKS Instruments and Newport Corporation; (5) the ability to realize anticipated synergies and cost savings; (6) competition from larger and more established companies in Newport Corporation's markets; (7) MKS Instruments' ability to successfully grow Newport Corporation's business; (8) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships of the transaction; (9) indebtedness incurred in connection with the transaction; (10) the retention of key employees; (11) legislative, regulatory and economic developments, including changing business conditions in the semiconductor industry overall and the economy in general as well as financial performance and expectations of MKS Instruments' and Newport Corporation's existing and prospective customers; and (12) the other factors described in MKS Instruments' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC and in Newport Corporation's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2016 filed with the SEC. MKS Instruments and Newport Corporation disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.
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