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Transdigm Group Incorporated And Breeze-Eastern Corporation Announce Acquisition Agreement

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Breeze-Eastern Stockholders to Receive $19.61 per Share in Cash

CLEVELAND OH and WHIPPANY NJ, November 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TransDigm Group Incorporated ("TransDigm") (NYSE: TDG) and Breeze-Eastern Corporation ("Breeze-Eastern") (NYSE MKT: BZC) today announced a definitive merger agreement providing for Breeze-Eastern to become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm. TransDigm and Breeze-Eastern both design, manufacture and supply highly engineered aircraft components.

Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of TransDigm will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstand ing shares of Breeze-Eastern common stock for $19.61 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $206 million. Following the purchase of shares through the tender offer, TransDigm will complete the transaction by acquiring all remaining shares not acquired in the offer through a merger at the same price as the tender offer. The transaction will be funded with TransDigm's cash on hand and is not subject to any financing condition. The merger agreement was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Breeze-Eastern.

W. Nicholas Howley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransDigm, stated, "Breeze-Eastern pioneered the technology for helicopter rescue hoists and cargo winches and subsequently became a leading global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered, proprietary rescue hoists, winches and cargo hooks, as well as weapons-handling systems equipment, which currently can be found on all types of military and civilian aircraft. Major customers include Sikorsky, Boeing, AgustaWestland, Airbus and the U.S. Government, serving such platforms as the UH-60 Blackhawk, CH-47 Chinook, Airbus A400M transport, HH-65 Dolphin and AW-139 series helicopter. About 75% of Breeze-Eastern’s total revenue is derived from military markets and 70% from aftermarket products, with the vast majority being from proprietary products. We are pleased to have an agreement to acquire Breeze-Eastern given that the proprietary nature of these products, along with significant aftermarket content, fits well with our overall business strategy."

Exhibit 99.1

Brad Pedersen, Breeze-Eastern's President and CEO, added, "We believe Breeze-Eastern will be an excellent addition to the TransDigm portfolio of companies, as our products, business model, strategy and focus are closely aligned. Being part of a larger aerospace company will allow for further growth opportunities and provide resources for Breeze-Eastern to continue developing the highly engineered life-saving products that we’re known for today. On account of this, we believe the transaction positions Breeze-Eastern well for the...


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