Adobe and Macromedia Receive Request for Additional Information from the DOJ
SAN JOSE, Ca — July 11, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) and Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced that they have received a Request for Additional Information and Documentary Materials (a “second request”) from the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with Adobe’s pending acquisition of Macromedia. The second request is limited to information about the companies’ products in the areas of web authoring/design and vector graphics illustration.
The second request will extend the waiting period imposed by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 until 30 days after Adobe and Macromedia have substantially complied with the request. Adobe and Macromedia are in the process of gathering information to respond promptly to the second request and continue to work closely with the DOJ as it conducts its review.
The companies expect to hold meetings of their respective stockholders to approve the acquisition in September 2005 and still anticipate that the transaction will close in Fall 2005.
Adobe continues to believe the transaction will be break-even to slightly accretive to earnings in the first twelve months after closing on a non-GAAP basis. Adobe’s target of break even-to-slightly accretive to earnings on a non-GAAP basis assumes no adverse impact from the loss of deferred revenue in the first twelve months following the close due to purchase accounting.
Due to the absence at this time of estimates of the acquisition-related restructuring costs as well as the final allocation of the purchase price between goodwill, in-process R&D, other intangibles and equity-based compensation expenses related to SFAS 23R, Adobe is currently unable to provide GAAP estimates on future earnings.
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
Adobe Systems Incorporated has filed a registration statement on Form S-4, and Adobe and Macromedia,Inc. have filed a related joint proxy statement/prospectus, in connection with the merger transaction involving Adobe and Macromedia. Investors and security holders are urged to read the registration statement on Form S-4 and the related joint proxy/prospectus because they contain important information about the merger transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents and other documents filed with the SEC at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov . In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Adobe by contacting Adobe Investor Relations at 408-536-4416. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Macromedia by contacting Macromedia Investor Relations at 415-832-5995.
Adobe, Macromedia and their directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Adobe and Macromedia in connection with the merger transaction. Information regarding the special interests of these directors and executive officers in the merger transaction is included in the joint proxy statement/prospectus of Adobe and Macromedia described above. Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of Adobe is also included in Adobe’s proxy statement for its 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 14, 2005. Additional information regarding the directors and executive officers of Macromedia is also included in Macromedia’s proxy statement for its 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on June 20, 2005. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov and from Investor Relations at Adobe and Macromedia as described above.
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