Enables Oracle to Deliver Best-in-Class, Integrated, Enterprise PLM
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 15 -- Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ:AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, through a cash merger for $8.10 per share, or approximately $495 million.
Agile's PLM solutions help engineers, manufacturing and supply chain professionals and business executives drive the product innovation and introduction process, share product specifications and configurations and collaborate effectively across the supply chain in a variety of industries, including high-tech, life sciences, industrial manufacturing and consumer packaged goods. Agile's solutions help customers make better product portfolio decisions, accelerate new product introduction, improve manufacturing quality and manage regulatory compliance. Customers of Agile include Acer, Flextronics International, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, McDonald's, Micron, QUALCOMM, Shell and ZF.
PLM is evolving into an enterprise-wide discipline that spans multiple product design systems and interacts with a wide-range of enterprise applications to manage the complete product lifecycle from concept and design, to production, sales and service. The combination of Agile and Oracle will create an integrated, enterprise-wide PLM solution. Additionally, Oracle's commitment to open-standards based integration will enable users of other enterprise applications to utilize Agile's best-in-class capabilities.
"Profitable product innovation is critical to product-based industries, making PLM one of the fastest growing application segments," said Oracle President Charles Phillips. "The addition of Agile, which will serve as the foundation of our PLM offering, will further Oracle's strategy of delivering industry-specific enterprise applications and allows us to offer yet another strategic application to SAP customers."
"With over 1,250 PLM customers and over 10,000 visualization customers globally, Agile has a proven track record of rapid, successful implementations integrated to a wide range of ERP and CAD systems," said Agile CEO Jay Fulcher. "By becoming part of Oracle we can bring Agile's solutions to a wider audience and accelerate the advance of Enterprise PLM."
The merger is subject to stockholder and regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in mid to late July 2007. More information is available at www.oracle.com/Agile.
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Additional Information About the Merger and Where to Find It
Agile will file with the SEC a proxy statement and Agile and Oracle will file other relevant materials in connection with the proposed acquisition of Agile by Oracle pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Oracle, Aqua Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oracle, and Agile. The materials to be filed by Agile with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Investors and security holders of Agile are urged to read the proxy statement and the other relevant materials when they become available before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the proposed merger.
Oracle and certain of Oracle's executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Agile stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of Oracle's executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading the proxy statement and other relevant materials filed with the SEC when they become available.
Agile and its executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Agile stockholders in favor of the proposed transaction. Certain executive officers and directors of Agile have interests in the transaction that may differ from the interests of stockholders generally. These interests will be described in the proxy statement when it becomes available
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