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Oracle to Acquire Morgan Lewis Client MICROS Systems

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/23/14 -- MICROS Systems, Inc. announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by Oracle. Under the terms of the agreement, MICROS stockholders will receive $68.00 in cash for each share of common stock they hold. The purchase price represents a fully-diluted equity value of approximately $5.3 billion, or $4.6 billion net of cash. Based in Columbia, Maryland, MICROS is a provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries. Together, Oracle and MICROS will help hotels, food & beverage facilities, and retailers to accelerate innovation, transform their businesses, and delight customers with complete, open and integrated solutions.

Led by Business and Finance partners Richard Aldridge and Colby Smith, a multi-office team of Morgan Lewis lawyers collaborated in the representation of MICROS on every aspect of the transaction.

The team was rounded out by Securities Practice partners Alan Singer and David Sirignano; Business and Finance associates Michael Baxter, Lindsay Tarnowski, James Sherwood and Sean Donahue; Antitrust Practice partners Harry Robins and Izzet Sinan, as well as associate David Brenneman; Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice senior counsel Joseph Ronan Jr.; Tax Practice partner Paul Gordon; Intellectual Property partners Kenneth Davis, Douglas Crisman, and Ron Dreben, and associate Squire Servance; Litigation partners David Luttinger Jr., Christian Mixter, Steven Reed, and Elizabeth Hoop Fay, of counsel Karen Pohlmann, and associate Esther Winne.

For further information about the transaction, please see the press release issued by MICROS.

About Morgan Lewis's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

With more than 220 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Morgan Lewis's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice has worked on hundreds of deals in every significant regulated and unregulated industry with a market value of hundreds of billions of dollars. Our lawyers have handled diverse transactions ranging from small to multibillion-dollar deals, including Rosneft's acquisition of the Itera Oil and Gas Company from Itera Holdings Limited for $2.9 billion; the merger between Jefferies Group, Inc. and Leucadia National Corporation; and the representation of Warburg Pincus and GSI Commerce in their $2.4 billion sale to eBay. We have continually been recognized as a top 10 transactional firm according to league tables from Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket, Bloomberg, and Buyouts, and the practice and its lawyers have been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Legal 500. Learn more about the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice at http://www.morganlewis.com/mergers.

About Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice

Morgan Lewis's nearly 400-lawyer Business and Finance Practice assists a diverse global clientele in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East with the full scope of strategic transactional matters, from mergers and acquisitions to fund formation and restructuring. Recent work highlighting the group's international reach includes SK Capital Partners' acquisition of the textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses of Switzerland-based Clariant; Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.'s merger with Cornerstone Therapeutics; and Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank's EUR 1.5 billion offering of Eurobonds. Morgan Lewis consistently ranks among the premier transactional law firms, including the Top 10 in M&A transactions by Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket, Bloomberg, and Buyouts (2013), and was ranked Number One most active law firm globally based on the number of private equity funds worked on for general and limited partners (Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, 2013). Learn more about the firm's Business and Finance Practice at http://www.morganlewis.com/business.

About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers more than 1,600 legal professionals -- including lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists -- in 25 offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes -- from globally established industry leaders to just-conceived start-ups. For more information about Morgan Lewis or its practices, please visit us online at www.morganlewis.com.

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