Santa Clara, California (June 9, 2009) – arvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a world leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that it had entered into an agreement to resolve a shareholder class action lawsuit filed on August 16, 2007 against Marvell and certain of its former and current officers and directors relating to Marvell’s historic stock option granting practices. The settlement provides for a payment by Marvell to the class of $72 million.
The agreement was entered into after the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2010, ended May 2, 2009. However, since the litigation existed during the first quarter of fiscal 2010, results for the first quarter have been updated from what was previously reported on May 28, 2009 to adjust for this settlement. The impact of the settlement, recorded as general and administrative expense, changes the GAAP net loss to $111.5 million, or $0.18 per share (diluted), which is a decrease of $0.12 per share (diluted) compared to what was previously reported. Marvell does not typically include one-time litigation settlements when it reports its non-GAAP results, and as a result this expense will not impact Marvell’s non-GAAP results of operations previously reported. Included with this release are updated financial tables.
This class action settlement is subject to preliminary and then, following notice to class members, final approval by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Final approval of this settlement and the settlement of the shareholder derivative lawsuit announced previously would mark the end of all shareholder litigation involving Marvell related to its historic stock option granting practices.
Marvell Technology (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information visit www.marvell.com.