Finmeccanica to Acquire DRS for US$5.2 billion (euro 3.4 billion)

ROME and PARSIPPANY, N.J. , May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Finmeccanica, S.p.A. ( Milan : FNC), a world leader in the supply of electronics equipment and defense and security systems and services, and DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: DRS), a leading...


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGER AND WHERE TO FIND IT: DRS intends to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a proxy statement to stockholders of DRS and other relevant documents in connection with the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF DRS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FINMECCANICA, DRS AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of these materials (when they are available) and other documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's web site at http://www.sec.gov. A free copy of the proxy statement, when it becomes available, also may be obtained from DRS, [address], Attn: Investor Relations. Investors and security holders may access copies of the documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by DRS on its web site at http://ir.DRS.com.

PARTICIPANTS IN SOLICITATION: Finmeccanica, DRS and their respective executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from their respective stockholders with respect to the proposed transaction. Information regarding DRS' directors and executive officers is available in its proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by DRS on July 3, 2007 . Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission when they become available.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This communication is not an offer for sale of any securities in the United States . Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder. Finmeccanica has not registered and does not intend to register any portion of any offering of securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of any securities in the United States .

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections. Such statements, including statements relating to the combined Company's expectations for future financial performance, are not considered historical facts and are considered forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. These statements may contain words such as "may," "will," "intend," "plan," "project," "expect," "anticipate," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "estimate," "contemplate," "possible" or similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of the Company's future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements and include, without limitation, demand and competition for the Company's products and other risks or uncertainties. Given these uncertainties, you should not rely on forward looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they were made, and the Company undertakes no obligations to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Finmeccanica