Electronics & Computers

TE Connectivity Acquires Deutsch Group

April 5, 2012

The action expands the company’s portfolio with high-performance connectivity products for harsh-environment applications.

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland -- TE Connectivity Ltd. announced the completion of the acquisition of Deutsch Group SAS. The transaction is valued at €1.55 billion (approximately $2.05 billion at current exchange rates) and is expected to be accretive to the company's adjusted earnings by approximately $0.20 per share in fiscal 2013, excluding acquisition-related costs.

The acquisition of Deutsch, a leading provider of high-performance connectivity solutions for harsh environment applications, will significantly expand TE's product portfolio and enable the company to better serve customers in the industrial and commercial transportation, aerospace and defense, and rail markets.

"We are excited to bring together TE and Deutsch, two of the most trusted names in our industry. Deutsch has a long history of leadership and innovation, and its complementary product line will enable TE to offer the most complete range of connectivity solutions to our customers," said Tom Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of TE Connectivity. "Together, our broad product range, global presence, and shared commitment to innovation will create an even greater opportunity to serve the growing market for harsh environment connectivity applications."

For reporting purposes, Deutsch will be included as part of TE's Transportation Solutions segment.

TE will provide an update to its fiscal 2012 outlook, including the impact of the acquisition of Deutsch, on its fiscal second quarter earnings call to be held on April 25, 2012.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity Ltd. is a global, $14 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy, and healthcare to automotive, aerospace, and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities.

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