In Memorex's fiscal 2005, ended March 31, the company reported revenue of $430 million and operating income of $30 million. In the subsequent two quarters, ending September 30, 2005, Memorex's revenue totaled $205 million and operating income totaled $14 million. After completion of integration, Imation expects Memorex to be significantly accretive adding approximately $32 million to $36 million in annualized operating income and approximately $0.40 to $0.47 earnings per share. This estimate includes synergy benefits, purchase price amortization expenses and the assumed loss of interest income due to cash used in the acquisition. Imation anticipates significant synergy benefits, from operating efficiencies including expense reductions, purchasing, and supply chain benefits. The full integration of Memorex into Imation which will result in these benefits is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2006.
Imation intends to fund the transaction with cash and has adequate cash on hand, which totaled $507.6 million at December 31, 2005, to both fully fund the acquisition and to meet current operating needs. Imation is in the process of establishing a new and expanded credit facility of $200 million to $250 million which is expected to be in place by the close of the transaction. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals as well as approval by the shareholders of Hanny Holdings, a Hong Kong-based company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Hanny Holdings and Investor Asia Ltd., a private equity firm, which together hold 67 percent of Memorex shares, have agreed to vote their shares in favor of the transaction. The sale is expected to close by the middle of the second quarter of 2006. Merrill Lynch acted as exclusive financial advisor and Dorsey & Whitney LLP as exclusive legal advisor to Imation in connection with the transaction.
Additional information about Imation and this transaction is available at http://www.imation.com/. Additional information about Memorex is available at http://www.memorex.com/.