GLOBALFOUNDRIES Obtains U.S. Government Clearance for IBM Microelectronics Business Acquisition

Santa Clara, Calif., June 29 2015: GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the company has obtained clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for its proposed acquisition of IBM’s microelectronics business announced on October 20, 2014. With the conclusion of the CFIUS review, the companies have completed the regulatory process in the United States. All necessary regulatory approvals outside the United States were previously received. The transaction is expected to close in the near future.

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