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the expected timetable for closing of the transaction between Analog Devices, Inc. ("Analog Devices") and Linear Technology Corporation
("Linear Technology"), the expected benefits and synergies of the transaction, including the effect of the transaction on Analog
Devices' revenues, non-GAAP earnings, free cash flow, capital returns and expected growth rates of the combined companies, Analog Devices' expected product offerings, product development, marketing position and technical advances resulting from the transaction, the availability of debt financing for the transaction, Analog Devices' timing and ability to repay the debt and Analog Devices' guidance for its third quarter of fiscal 2016. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: the ability to satisfy the conditions to closing of the proposed transaction, on the expected timing or at all; the ability to obtain required regulatory approvals for the proposed transaction, on the expected timing or at all, including the potential for regulatory authorities to require divestitures in connection with the proposed transaction; the occurrence of any event that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the risk of stockholder litigation relating to the proposed transaction, including resulting expense or delay; higher than expected or unexpected costs associated with or relating to the transaction; the risk that expected benefits, synergies and growth prospects of the transaction may not be achieved in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that Linear Technology's business may not be successfully integrated with Analog Devices' following the closing; the risk that Analog Devices and Linear Technology will be unable to retain and hire key personnel; and the risk that disruption from the transaction may adversely affect Linear Technology's or Analog Devices' business and relationships with their customers, suppliers or employees. For additional information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to both Analog Devices' and Linear Technology's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the risk factors contained in each of Analog Devices' and Linear Technology's most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
Important Additional Information Will Be Filed With The SEC
In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company and Linear have filed and will file relevant information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including a registration statement of the Company on Form S-4 (the "registration statement") that includes a prospectus of the Company and a proxy statement of Linear (the "proxy statement/prospectus"). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF LINEAR ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, LINEAR AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. A definitive proxy statement/prospectus has been sent to Linear's shareholders. The registration statement, proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by the Company with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the Company's website at www.analog.com or at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from the Company by requesting them by mail at Analog Devices, Inc., One Technology Way, P.O. Box 9106, Norwood, MA 02062-9106, Attention Investor Relations, or by telephone at (781) 461-3282. The documents filed by Linear with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at Linear's website at www.linear.com or at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from Linear by requesting them by mail at Linear Technology Corporation, 1630 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA, 95035-7417, Attention: Investor Relations, or by telephone at (408) 432-2407.
Participants in the Solicitation
Linear, the Company and certain of their directors, executive officers and employees may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from Linear shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of Linear shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC on September 16, 2016. Information about the directors and executive officers of the Company and their ownership of the Company common stock is set forth in the definitive proxy statement for the Company's 2016 annual meeting of shareholders, as previously filed with the SEC on January 28, 2016. Information about the directors and executive officers of Linear and their ownership of Linear common stock is set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus that Linear filed with the SEC on September 16, 2016. Free copies of these documents may be obtained as described in the paragraphs above.
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