O2Micro Announces Engagement of Independent Financial Advisor and Legal Counsel to the Special Committee

Mar 25, 2022

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, March 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro® International Limited (NASDAQ Global Select Market: OIIM) (“O2Micro” or the “Company”), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced that the special committee (the “Special Committee”) of the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) has retained Needham & Company, LLC as its independent financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as its independent U.S. legal counsel to assist the Special Committee in its evaluation and consideration of the previously announced preliminary non-binding proposal letter, dated March 14, 2022, from FNOF Precious Honour Limited (the “Proposal”).

The Special Committee is continuing its review and evaluation of the Proposal. The Board cautions the Company’s shareholders and others considering trading the Company’s securities that the Proposal constitutes only a preliminary indication of interest and no decisions have been made with respect to the Proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be received, that any definitive agreement will be executed relating to the transaction contemplated by the Proposal, or that the transaction contemplated by the Proposal or any other similar transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to any transaction, except as required under applicable law.

About O2Micro

Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial and Automotive markets. Products include Backlighting and Battery Management.

O2Micro, the O2Micro logo, and combinations thereof are registered trademarks of O2Micro. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

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For more information, please contact:

Contact Information:
Daniel Meyberg
O2Micro Investor Relations

Joe Hassett
Gregory Communications

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