Mubadala Takes 8.1% Stake in AMD
AMD announced today that it has received an investment from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, a strategic investment and development company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Mubadala invested approximately $622 million, receiving 49 million newly-issued shares at a price per share of $12.70, the closing price of AMD common stock on November 15, 2007. AMD received approximately $608 million, after reimbursing Mubadala for approximately $14.6 million in expenses. AMD will use the net proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock for general corporate purposes including accelerating its long-term, customer-focused growth strategy, by investing in R&D, product innovations and manufacturing excellence.
“We proudly welcome Mubadala, a world-class investor, to the AMD shareholder family. This investment strengthens AMD’s ability to deliver customer-centric innovation and choice to the marketplace, creating greater value for all of our shareholders,” said AMD Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz. Mubadala CEO and Managing Director Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, said, “AMD is a great fit for Mubadala’s investment approach - a spirited competitor and innovator led by a strong and visionary management team. We see significant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation.” This is a non-controlling, minority investment.
Mubadala will not receive any board representation as part of the deal. Merrill Lynch acted as financial advisor to AMD. Lehman Brothers acted as lead financial advisor to Mubadala; Morgan Stanley acted as co-financial advisor.