Abu Dhabi buys 8.1% stake in AMD

Posted on Friday, Nov 16 2007 @ 18:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD announced Mubadala Development Company has invested $622 million into the processor and graphics card maker. The state-owned investment fund has received 49 million newly-issued AMD shares at a price per share of $12.70.

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. This transaction does not present a controlling investment or acquisition subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

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