Notice to Shareholders of Thomas & Betts Common Stock
On May 16, 2012, ABB (NYSE:ABB) completed the acquisition of Thomas & Betts Corporation for $72.00 per share or $3.9 billion. As a result of the transaction, Thomas & Betts common shares have ceased trading on the New York Stock Exchange. As defined in the merger agreement, immediately upon closing, each outstanding share of T&B common stock was converted into the right to receive $72.00 in cash, payable to the holder thereof. As a result, payment was made by ABB or its Paying Agent (Broadridge) directly into the account of shareholders of record whose shares are held electronically (book entry) or in street name by their broker for the cash value of their liquidated share(s).