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Tyco Electronics Completes Acquisition of ADC

December 9, 2010 

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced the completion of the acquisition of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADCT). The combination of Tyco Electronics (TE) and ADC positions the company as a world leader in broadband connectivity.


Tom Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of TE, said, "With our expanded product offering and strong position in every major geographic region, TE will provide the broad range of products and solutions our customers need to keep pace with the rapidly increasing demand for video and data connectivity anytime and anywhere."

TE announced earlier today the successful completion of its tender offer to purchase the outstanding shares of common stock of ADC, which expired on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. TE then consummated the short-form merger, and ADC became an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of TE.

TE will provide updated guidance on its fiscal first quarter earnings call in January.

ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS (TE)

Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a global technology company with fiscal 2010 sales of US$12.1 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems; consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, we are a recognized leader in many of the industries we serve. More information on TE can be found at www.te.com.