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Electronics Production | March 25, 2008

Acer acquires E-TEN

Acer has announced the acquisition of Taiwan-based E-Ten, a manufacturer of smart handheld devices.
Acer will offer a share exchange with ratio of 1: 1.07 for all the outstanding shares of E-TEN, which represents US$295.43 million. The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both E-TEN and Acer and is subject to standard closing conditions, including obtaining approval from Shareholders Meetings and the Governmental Regulators. The acquisition is expected to be finalised in Q3/08

The acquisition of E-TEN is another step in Acer’s expansion strategy, following the recent acquisition of Gateway and Packard Bell. The acquisition will bring Acer a foothold in this fast-evolving market of smart handheld devices.

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