SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2014
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has announced that its separation from Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has been completed. The newly independent company will begin "regular-way" trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today under the ticker symbol KEYS.
"Today marks a major milestone for Keysight as we begin the next phase of our journey. As an independent company, the top opportunities within the electronic measurement market are now the top opportunities for Keysight," said Ron Nersesian, Keysight president and CEO. "With a 75-year heritage of market and technology leadership and our strong business model, we look forward to delivering superior value to our customers and shareholders."
Keysight's separation from Agilent occurred on November 1, 2014 through a distribution of 100 percent of the outstanding common stock of Keysight to Agilent shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 22, 2014. Agilent shareholders of record received one share of Keysight common stock for every two shares of Agilent common stock they held. Approximately 167.5 million shares of Keysight common stock were distributed on November 1, 2014 to Agilent shareholders.
Keysight at a Glance
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company, Keysight Technologies, began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1, 2014 with a full separation anticipated in early November 2014. Keysight is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS.
Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.
Additional investor information can be found at www.investor.keysight.com
This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Keysight's separation of the electronic measurement business; future revenues, earnings and profitability; the future demand for the company's products and services; and customer expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Keysight's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the strength of our customers' businesses; unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; customer purchasing decisions and timing, and the risk that we are not able to realize the savings expected from integration and restructuring activities.
In addition, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in Keysight's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10, and amendments thereto. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Keysight's management and on currently available information. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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