Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mentor Graphics and LogicVision Sign Definitive Merger Agreement

WILSONVILLE, Ore. & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) and LogicVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGVN) today announced the two companies have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Mentor Graphics will acquire LogicVision. Under the terms of the agreement, which was approved by the boards of directors of both companies, LogicVision stockholders will receive 0.2006 of a share of Mentor Graphics
common stock for each share of LogicVision, for aggregate consideration of approximately $13 million dollars (as of May 7, 2009).

Under the terms of the merger agreement, the transaction is expected to be tax-free to the stockholders of LogicVision for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The transaction has been structured as a stock-for-stock reverse triangular merger whereby a wholly owned subsidiary of Mentor Graphics will merge with and into LogicVision, with LogicVision surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mentor Graphics. The transaction is subject to the approval of LogicVision stockholders as well as customary closing conditions (but is not subject to regulatory approvals). The transaction is expected to close during the third calendar quarter of 2009.