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PCB | August 03, 2006

Tyco sells its entire PCB Division

Tyco International Ltd. today announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Tyco Printed Circuit Group business to TTM Technology Inc.
Tyco International Ltd. today announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Tyco Printed Circuit Group (TPCG) business -- currently part of the company's Electronics segment, to TTM Technologies, Inc. for $226 million in cash. The transaction has been approved by Tyco's Board of Directors and is expected to close in the fall of 2006.

TPCG, with approximately 2,000 employees and 2005 revenue of $383 million, is a manufacturer of high-technology printed circuit boards for the military, aerospace and commercial markets. The business has eight manufacturing facilities in the United States and one in China.

TTM Technologies, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is a supplier of time-critical and technologically advanced printed circuit boards to original equipment manufacturers and electronics manufacturing services companies. The company is one of North America's largest independent printed circuit board manufacturers.

The sale of TPCG is consistent with Tyco's strategy to divest certain businesses in an effort to streamline its portfolio and reallocate resources to its core operations. This transaction will also help to secure the long-term future of the TPCG business and its employees with a strong parent company that is exclusively focused on the printed circuit board business.

Completion of the transaction is subject to contractual closing conditions, regulatory approvals and expiration of the requisite waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, as amended.
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