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Exar Corporation Announces $50 Million Share Repurchase Program

FREMONT, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR), a leading provider of high-performance analog mixed-signal products and data management solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has authorized, but not obligated, the Company to repurchase up to an additional $50 million of its outstanding common stock.  Ryan Benton, Exar SVP and CFO, commented, "As we demonstrate consistent profitability and free cash flow from operations, the authorization to repurchase up to $50 million of outstanding stock provides us flexibility to manage and allocate capital in our efforts to maximize shareholder return."  The timing and amount of share repurchases will be determined by the Company's management based on its evaluation of market conditions, the trading price of the stock and other factors. This repurchase program may be modified, extended or terminated by the Board of Directors at any time. 

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About Exar

Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets high-performance, analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions for the Networking & Storage, Industrial & Embedded Systems, and Communications Infrastructure markets.  Exar's product portfolio includes power management and connectivity components, high-performance analog and mixed-signal products, communications products, and network security and storage optimization solutions.  Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support. For more information about Exar, visit http://www.exar.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release and in related comments by our management, our use of the words "expect," "anticipate," "possible," "potential," "target," "believe," "commit," "intend," "continue," "may," "would," "could," "should," "project," "projected," "positioned" or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements that represent our current judgment about possible future events. These statements are not guarantees of any event or future performance, involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed herein. In any forward-looking statement in which the Company expresses an expectation or belief as to future results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis at the time expressed, but there can be no assurance that the statement or expectation or belief will result or be achieved or accomplished and the Company disclaims any duty to update such statements. The Company urges investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.

SOURCE Exar Corporation



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