ASE Inc. Press Release: All Conditions to the USI Tender Offer Satisfied

Jan 28, 2010, 03:30 ET from Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (TAIEX: 2311; NYSE: ASX) (hereinafter "ASE", or the "Company") along with its two subsidiaries, J&R Holding Limited and ASE Test Limited, today announced that all the conditions to the cash and stock tender offer to buy all of the outstanding common shares of Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2350) (hereinafter "USI") have been satisfied.

The Fair Trade Commission has approved the enterprise merger between the Company and USI on December 15th, 2009. J&R Holding Limited and ASE Test Limited have also received the Investment Commission's approval on January 27th, 2010. In addition, the number of common shares of USI tendered by the shareholders has exceeded 54,734,851 on December 28th, 2009.

ASE plans to conduct the tender offer until 3:30pm on February 3rd, 2010.

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