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ANADIGICS Announces That Its Board of Directors Has Determined That a Competing Bidder's Proposal to Acquire the Company at a Per-Share Price of $0.85 Is a "Superior Offer"

/EIN News/ -- WARREN, N.J., Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) (“ANADIGICS” or the “Company”) today announced that, on February 24, 2016, the Company received from the competing bidder referred to as "Party B" a further amendment to its February 20, 2016 acquisition proposal that increases Party B's per-share offer price from $0.81 to $0.85 (the "February 24, 2016 Party B Proposed Merger Agreement").  The $0.85 per-share offer price set forth in the February 24, 2016 Party B Proposed Merger Agreement is $0.04 higher than the $0.81 per-share offer price set forth in the further revised set of proposed amendments and agreements received by the Company from II-VI Incorporated ("II-VI") on February 23, 2016.

After consultation with its financial and legal advisors, the Company's Board of Directors has unanimously determined in good faith that the February 24, 2016 Party B Proposed Merger Agreement is an Acquisition Proposal that constitutes a Superior Offer, as those terms are defined in the previously announced January 15, 2016 agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which an affiliate of II-VI offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of ANADIGICS common stock on a fully diluted basis for $0.66 per share net in cash, pursuant to an all-cash tender offer and second-step merger (the "II-VI Merger Agreement").    

In accordance with the terms of the II-VI Merger Agreement, the Company has notified II-VI of the February 24, 2016 Party B Proposed Merger Agreement and the determination by the Company's Board of Directors that said Acquisition Proposal constitutes a Superior Offer, as  defined in the II-VI Merger Agreement.  As provided in the II-VI Merger Agreement, and explained in the Company's February 22, 2016 and February 23, 2016 announcements, II-VI has two (2) business days by which to deliver to the Company an acquisition proposal that it believes would cause the February 24, 2016 Party B Proposed Merger Agreement to no longer constitute a Superior Offer.  At the close of this two-business-day period, the auction process in which the Company has been engaged since November 2015 will terminate and the Company's Board of Directors will thereafter evaluate the final proposals received as of that date.


ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAD) (“ANADIGICS” or the “Company”) designs and manufactures innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions for the growing CATV infrastructure, small-cell, WiFi, and cellular markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, ANADIGICS offers RF products with exceptional reliability, performance and integration to deliver a unique competitive advantage to OEMs and ODMs for infrastructure and mobile applications. The Company’s award-winning solutions include line amplifiers, upstream amplifiers, power amplifiers, front-end ICs, front-end modules and other RF components. For more information, visit

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Investor Relations
                    Terrence Gallagher
                    Executive Vice President and CFO
                    ANADIGICS, Inc.
                    141 Mt. Bethel Road
                    Warren, NJ 07059
                    Tel: +1 908 668-5000

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