Tyco International to Acquire Signature Security

Tyco International Ltd. has reached an agreement with Oceania Capital Partners Limited to acquire OCP's Signature Security Group for AU $171 million. Tyco intends to combine Signature Security's Australian and New Zealand operations with its ADT Security business under the ADT name.

Signature Security provides electronic security installation and monitoring services to more than 90,000 premises in Australia and New Zealand and has an annual revenue of approximately AU $80 million. ADT, part of Tyco's security solutions business, is an electronic security provider with approximately 9 million customers around the world and 2010 revenue of $7.7 billion.

"This acquisition provides us with the opportunity to strengthen ADT's business in the Australian and New Zealand security markets while advancing our strategy for growth in the global security industry," said Ed Breen, Tyco chairman and chief executive officer. "Signature Security is an excellent strategic fit with our ADT business, providing us with increased scale and attractive operating synergies."

According to Robert Zhu, president, ADT Asia-Pacific, both ADT and Signature are well managed businesses with strong operating platforms and a shared focus on providing outstanding customer service.

"Adding Signature Security to our portfolio means that we will be an even stronger partner for our customers as we leverage its experienced team of employees and geographic footprint. This will enable us to broaden our sales, installation and service capabilities in the Australia and New Zealand markets."

The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of Tyco's fiscal year, which quarter begins on April 1. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.

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