AMD Announces $622M Investment by Mubadala Development Company
- Mubadala Takes 8.1% Stake in AMD -
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --
AMD announced today that it has received an investment from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, a strategic investment and development company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mubadala invested approximately $622 million, receiving 49 million newly-issued shares at a price per share of $12.70, the closing price of AMD common stock on November 15, 2007. AMD received approximately $608 million, after reimbursing Mubadala for approximately $14.6 million in expenses. AMD will use the net proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock for general corporate purposes including accelerating its long-term, customer-focused growth strategy by investing in R&D, product innovations and manufacturing excellence.
“We proudly welcome Mubadala, a world-class investor, to the AMD shareholder family. This investment strengthens AMD’s ability to deliver customer-centric innovation and choice to the marketplace, creating greater value for all of our shareholders,” said AMD Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz.
Mubadala CEO and Managing Director Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak said, “AMD is a great fit for Mubadala's investment approach — a spirited competitor and innovator led by a strong and visionary management team. We see significant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation.”
This is a non-controlling, minority investment. Mubadala will not receive any board representation as part of the deal. This transaction does not present a controlling investment or acquisition subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).
Merrill Lynch acted as financial advisor to AMD. Lehman Brothers acted as lead financial advisor to Mubadala; Morgan Stanley acted as co-financial advisor.
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com
Mubadala is an investment and development company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Wholly-owned by the Abu Dhabi Government, Mubadala’s mission is to create and maximize long-term returns as an engaged investor in high-performing businesses and promising new ventures.
The company has a growing and multifaceted international portfolio, with significant interests in sectors such as energy, heavy industry, telecommunications, infrastructure, and aerospace. For more information, visit www.mubadala.ae
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This sale of AMD’s common stock has been made by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus may be obtained, when available, by contacting Ruth Cotter, AMD Investor Relations (+1-408-749-3887, email@example.com
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