- Increased offer consideration, which represents GlobalWafers best and final offer, reflects a premium of 71% to the 90-day volume weighted average Xetra price as of 27 November 2020 prior to public disclosure of advanced discussions between GlobalWafers and Siltronic, an increase of 16% to the initial offer consideration of EUR 125, and an increase of EUR 5 per share to the increased offer consideration of EUR 140 based on market purchases made by GlobalWafers on 21 January 2021
- All other terms and conditions of the takeover offer remain unchanged compared to the offer document published on 21 December 2020, including the acceptance period
- GlobalWafers encourages all Siltronic shareholders to tender their shares prior to 27 January 2021
Hsinchu, Taiwan — January 23, 2021 — GlobalWafers GmbH (“Bidder”), a subsidiary of GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. (6488.TWO) (“GlobalWafers”), has increased the cash consideration of its takeover offer for all outstanding ordinary shares of Siltronic to EUR 145 per share. This is at the same time the best and final offer consideration. All other terms and conditions of the offer remain unchanged compared to the offer document published by the Bidder on 21 December 2020. The acceptance period continues to expire on 27 January 2021, 24:00 CET.
GlobalWafers, together with subsidiaries, currently holds 6.06% of all Siltronic shares. The Bidder has further concluded an irrevocable undertaking with Wacker Chemie AG (“Wacker”) under which Wacker has tendered its stake into the offer.
“We remain confident that this transaction will create significant shareholder value and meaningful benefits to our customers, employees and other stakeholders. We have increased our offer consideration to EUR 145 per share however this is now our best and final offer and a very fair price to all Siltronic shareholders. We therefore strongly encourage Siltronic shareholders to tender their shares,” said Doris Hsu, Chairperson and CEO of GlobalWafers.
Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, GlobalWafers is one of the five largest silicon wafer manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1981, it was the semiconductor business unit of SAS (Sino-American Silicon Product Inc.) and spun off as GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. in 2011. Specializing in silicon wafer manufacturing, product applications extend through power management, automotive, IT and MEMS. GlobalWafers is listed on the Taipei Exchange.
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This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell Siltronic Shares. The terms and further provisions regarding the Takeover Offer by the Bidder to the shareholders of Siltronic AG are set forth in the offer document. Holders of Siltronic Shares are strongly recommended to read the offer document and to seek independent advice, where appropriate, in relation to the matters therein. Moreover, this announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase shares in GlobalWafers Co., Ltd.
The release, publication or distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions other than the Federal Republic of Germany may be restricted by law. Persons who are resident in, or are subject to, other jurisdictions should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable requirements.
The Takeover Offer will be made in the United States of America in reliance on, and compliance with, Section 14(e) of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Regulation 14E thereunder, as exempted thereunder by Rule 14d-1(d).
To the extent permissible under applicable law or regulation, and in accordance with German market practice, the Bidder, its affiliates and/or brokers acting on its behalf may, outside of the United States of America and in compliance with applicable law, from time to time make certain purchases of, or arrangements to purchase, directly or indirectly, Siltronic Shares or any securities that are immediately convertible into, exchangeable for, or exercisable for, Siltronic Shares, other than pursuant to the Takeover Offer, before, during or after the period in which the Takeover Offer will remain open for acceptance. These purchases may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. Any information about such purchases would be disclosed as required by law or regulation in Germany or other relevant jurisdictions.
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GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. and the Bidder caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of the occurrence of such future events or of future performance and that in particular the actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, the development of the industry in which GlobalWafers Group and Siltronic Group operate and the outcome or impact of the acquisition and related matters on GlobalWafers Group and/or Siltronic Group may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this announcement. Any forward-looking statements speak only as at the date of this announcement. Except as required by applicable law, GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. and the Bidder do not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.