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ANSYS Receives SEC Clearance for Ansoft Acquisition
Posted Wed June 25, 2008 @09:27PM
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News ANSYS, Inc. and Ansoft Corporation today announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded its review of the Registration Statement on Form S-4 in connection with ANSYS' acquisition of Ansoft.

An amended Form S-4 was filed and became effective on June 20, 2008. A special meeting of the Ansoft stockholders to approve the transaction has been set for July 23, 2008.


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As previously announced, ANSYS and Ansoft have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which ANSYS will acquire Ansoft for a purchase price of approximately $832 million in a mix of cash and ANSYS common stock based on the 10-day trailing average closing price of ANSYS common stock prior to announcement of the transaction on March 31, 2008.

About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania U.S.A. with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit http://www.ansys.com for more information.

About Ansoft Corporation
Ansoft Corporation is a leading developer of high performance EDA software. The software is based on more than twenty-five years of research and development from the world's leading experts in electromagnetics, circuit, and system simulation. Companies throughout the world rely on Ansoft's software to achieve first-pass system success when designing mobile communication and internet devices, broadband networking components and systems, integrated circuits (ICs), printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical systems. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with locations throughout the world, Ansoft and its subsidiaries employ approximately 300 people. Visit http://www.ansoft.com for more information.

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