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ANSYS (ANSS) Stockholders Approve Transaction with Synopsys (SNPS)

May 22, 2024 4:34 PM EDT

ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS) announced that at the special meeting of stockholders (the "Special Meeting") held earlier today, its stockholders voted to approve the proposed acquisition of Ansys by Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Ansys stockholders will receive $197.00 in cash and 0.3450 shares of Synopsys common stock for each Ansys share they own, representing an enterprise value of approximately $35 billion based on the closing price of Synopsys common stock on December 21, 2023.

At the Special Meeting, approximately 98.7% of the shares voted were voted in favor of the transaction, which represented approximately 83.8% of the total outstanding shares of Ansys common stock as of April 9, 2024, the record date for voting at the Special Meeting.

"Our stockholders overwhelming approved our merger with Synopsys because they recognize that this is a transformative combination that will create a leader in silicon-to-systems design solutions," said Ajei Gopal, Ansys president and CEO. "The combination of Ansys and Synopsys will help to reshape the products we use every day, and create new opportunities for Ansys customers, partners and employees. This is an important milestone toward completing the transaction, and we remain focused on obtaining the required approvals to close."

Ansys anticipates filing the final vote results for the Special Meeting, as certified by the independent Inspector of Election, on a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission within four business days of the Special Meeting. The transaction is anticipated to close in the first half of 2025, subject to satisfaction or waiver of all other closing conditions, including receipt of outstanding regulatory approvals.



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