Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”) announced today that it has made a proposal to a special committee of the board of directors of AVX Corporation (“AVX”) to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of AVX not owned by Kyocera for $19.50 per share in cash. The proposal represents a 29.7% premium over the closing price as of November 26, 2019 and 27.4%, 27.6% and 27.0% premium over a 1-, 3- and 6- month average closing share price, respectively.
Kyocera currently owns approximately 72% of AVX’s outstanding shares of common stock. If the transaction is completed, AVX would become a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera.
Additional information regarding Kyocera’s proposal is included in a letter that Kyocera delivered to a special committee formed by the board of directors of AVX to evaluate a possible transaction with Kyocera, which is attached to this press release. The proposal will be reviewed by the special committee.
No assurance can be given whether such proposal will lead to a transaction or as to any of the terms or conditions of such transaction. Kyocera does not intend to disclose any developments unless or until it otherwise deems further disclosure is appropriate or required.
Kyocera Corporation (TSE:6971) is a multinational ceramics, electronics and industrial cutting tool manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Kyocera consists of more than 200 operating companies and has over 70,000 employees located throughout the world.