Creative Technology Extends Date to August 31 for Voluntarily Delisting from NASDAQ
SINGAPORE - July 23, 2007 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF) today announced that the Company has extended the date for voluntarily delisting its Ordinary Shares from the NASDAQ Global Market ("NASDAQ"), with August 31, 2007 as the last day of trading on NASDAQ. The date extension to August 31, 2007 from the originally announced date of August 1, 2007 has been provided to give U.S. shareholders who wish to sell on NASDAQ before the delisting or transfer their Creative NASDAQ shares to the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST") additional time to make arrangements to do so. After August 31, SGX-ST will become Creative's sole exchange listing. The delisting from NASDAQ would not affect the status of Creative's shares on the SGX-ST.
Creative will announce its Q4 FY07 results on Wednesday, August 8 at 8 a.m. Singapore time (Tuesday, August 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern time).
Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® audio cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed ZEN portable audio and media players. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment -- anytime, anywhere.
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Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release are forward-looking statements and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Such risks and uncertainties include: Creative's ability to timely develop new products that gain market acceptance and to manage frequent product transitions; competitive pressures in the marketplace; Creative's ability to successfully integrate acquisitions; potential fluctuations in quarterly results due to the seasonality of Creative's business and the difficulty of projecting such fluctuations; possible disruption in commercial activities caused by factors outside of Creative's control, such as terrorism, armed conflict and labor disputes; a reduction in demand for computer systems, peripherals and related products, including Creative's products, as a result of poor economic conditions and social and political turmoil; the proliferation of sound functionality in new products from competitors at the application software, chip and operating system levels; the failure of cost-cutting measures to achieve anticipated cost reduction benefits; the continued deterioration of global equity markets; increased exposure to excess and obsolete inventory; Creative's reliance on sole sources for many of its chips and other key components; component shortages which may impact Creative's ability to meet customer demand; Creative's ability to protect its proprietary rights; a reduction or cancellation of sales orders for Creative products or other unexpected or unplanned events that could cause Creative to miss its revenue guidance, operating expense projections or negatively impact its margins; accelerated declines in the average selling prices of Creative's products; the vulnerability of certain markets to current and future currency fluctuations; the effects of restricted fuel availability and rising costs of fuel; and fluctuations in the value and liquidity of Creative's investee companies; and the potential decrease in the trading volume and value of Creative's Ordinary Shares as a result of Creative's intended delisting from NASDAQ and termination of its US Exchange Act reporting obligations. For further information regarding the risks and uncertainties associated with Creative's business, please refer to information in its filings and reports, including those filed with or furnished to the SEC. Creative undertakes no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results, new information, future events, changes in Creative's expectations or otherwise.