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Cohu Files Universal Shelf Registration on Form S-3

POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2017-- Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHU) today announced that it has filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The registration statement is intended to provide the Company additional flexibility to finance future business opportunities through timely and cost-effective access to capital markets. Under the shelf registration statement, once declared effective by the SEC, Cohu may from time to time issue various types of securities, including common stock, preferred stock, debt securities and/or warrants, up to an aggregate amount of $150 million. The Company has no current plans to issue securities under the registration statement.

The shelf registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Any offering of the securities covered under the shelf registration statement will be made solely by means of a prospectus and an accompanying prospectus supplement relating to that offering. A copy of the prospectus included in the registration statement may be obtained on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

After the shelf registration statement becomes effective, Cohu may offer and sell securities covered by the registration statement through one or more methods of distribution, subject to market conditions and Cohu’s capital needs. The terms of any offering under the shelf registration statement will be established at the time of such offering and will be described in a prospectus supplement filed with the SEC prior to completion of the offering.

Forward Looking Statements:

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding additional flexibility to finance future business opportunities through timely and cost-effective access to capital markets. These forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations that are inherently subject to change and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results might differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement due to various factors, including, but not limited to: statements regarding the Company’s plans for raising and using additional capital and the impact of the filing of a Form S-3 shelf registration statement on the Company’s financial flexibility and access to capital markets. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those in any forward-looking statement is contained in the company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2015, as filed with the SEC, and subsequent SEC filings, including the company’s Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q. Copies of the company’s SEC filings are available at http://www.cohu.com/investorinformation and the company assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release, to revise any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements.

About Cohu:

Cohu is a leading supplier of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors and thermal sub-systems used by global semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors.

Source: Cohu, Inc.

Cohu, Inc.
Jeffrey D. Jones, Investor Relations
858-848-8106