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Fender Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire PreSonus

“PreSonus and Fender's combined vision, the way we see the future of music creation, and the fundamental alignment of goals has made this an exciting idea since the first conversation." – Jim Boitnotte, CEO, PreSonus
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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced it has signed a definitive agreement of merger with PreSonus Audio Electronics.

“We are thrilled to welcome everyone on the PreSonus team to the FMIC family and excited about the future growth opportunities available to both companies,” states Andy Mooney, CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. “Our teams share the same passion for music, the same commitment to innovation and the same desire to inspire and equip current and future generations of artists.”

“I would like to extend our utmost gratitude to our loyal Baton Rouge and Louisiana community that have supported PreSonus for the last two decades,” adds Kevin Couhig, chairman of PreSonus. “It has been wonderful being a part of this incredible journey with PreSonus. I’m excited to see what the future holds going forward.”

“After more than 25 years PreSonus feels it has found the right partner to support us as we continue our growth,” explains Jim Odom, founder/CSO PreSonus. “We look forward to showing our current and future music community what this opportunity means for them.”

“PreSonus and Fender’s combined vision, the way we see the future of music creation, and the fundamental alignment of goals has made this an exciting idea since the first conversation,” concludes Jim Boitnott, CEO of PreSonus.

Completion of the merger is subject to U.S. regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. At this time, FMIC and PreSonus will continue to operate as separate entities. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP acted as legal counsel to Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. PreSonus was advised by Robert W. Baird & Co. and legal counsel was provided by Butler Snow LLP.

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