Koch Industries completes Molex acquisition

Koch Industries, Inc. has completed their $7.2 billion acquisition of Molex, which will be an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries.

12/12/2013


Molex's 75th anniversary highlights their continuing diversity all over the world as they continue to develop technologies in communications, electronics, automative and aerospace engineering. Courtesy: MolexKoch Industries, Inc. has completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX, MOLXA), a global electronic components company. 

The acquisition was finalized through the merger of Koch Industries’ wholly owned subsidiary, Koch Connectors, Inc., with and into Molex. As a result of the merger, Molex is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., retaining its name and headquarters in Lisle, Illinois. The company will continue to be operated by its current management team. 

Under the merger agreement, all of the outstanding shares of Molex, including the Common Stock, the Class A Common Stock and the Class B Common Stock were converted into a right to receive $38.50 per share in cash, plus an adjustment of $0.18 per share representing a pro rata portion of the regular quarterly cash dividend. 

As a result of the merger, Molex shares will no longer be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the London Stock Exchange, or any other securities exchange. Molex will file a Certification on Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), to suspend Molex’s reporting obligations under Sections 13(a) and 15(d) of the Exchange Act. 

Molex Incorporated

www.molex.com 

Koch Industries Inc.

www.kochind.com 

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