Aeroflex Incorporated Announces Purchase of $26 Million of Its Term Loan

Dépèche transmise le 22 décembre 2010 par Business Wire

PLAINVIEW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aeroflex Incorporated (“Aeroflex” or the “Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (“Holding”) (NYSE:ARX), announced today it has used additional proceeds from Holding’s recent initial public offering to purchase $26.0 million of its 11.75% Senior Subordinated Unsecured Term Loans (the “Term Loan”) at a purchase price of $1,110 for each $1,000 of principal amount of Term Loan, plus accrued interest.

This purchase, in addition to the amounts purchased under the Company’s tender offer which closed on December 7, 2010 (the “Tender Offer”), brings the total amount of Term Loan repurchased to approximately $154.4 million. The Company also purchased approximately $32.2 million of its 11.75% Senior Notes due 2015 (the “Senior Notes”) in the Tender Offer. After these purchases, the Company has outstanding approximately $13.6 million of its Term Loan and approximately $192.8 million of Senior Notes.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security. No offer, solicitation or sale is being made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Aeroflex

Aeroflex Incorporated is a leading global provider of microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics, defense, commercial wireless communications, medical and other markets.

Forward-looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release regarding Aeroflex’s business strategy and plans and objectives of its management for future operations are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions, as they relate to Aeroflex or its management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of Aeroflex’s management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to its management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including but not limited to, adverse developments in the global economy; dependence on growth in customers’ businesses; the ability to remain competitive in the markets Aeroflex serves; the inability to continue to develop, manufacture and market innovative, customized products and services that meet customer requirements for performance and reliability; any failure of suppliers to provide raw materials and/or properly functioning component parts; the termination of key contracts, including technology license agreements, or loss of key customers; the inability to protect intellectual property; the failure to comply with regulations such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations and any changes in regulations; the failure to realize anticipated benefits from completed acquisitions, divestitures or restructurings, or the possibility that such acquisitions, divestitures or restructurings could adversely affect Aeroflex; the loss of key employees; exposure to foreign currency exchange rate risks; and terrorist acts or acts of war. Such statements reflect the current views of management with respect to the future and are subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Aeroflex does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements.

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