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Electronics for Imaging, Inc. Prices Offering of $300 Million Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) (the "Company") today announced the pricing of its previously announced private offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 0.75% convertible senior notes due 2019 (the "Notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). In connection with the offering of the Notes, the Company has granted the initial purchasers the right to purchase up to an additional $45 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes within a 13-day period from, and including, the date of initial issuance. The sale of the Notes is expected to close on September 9, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Notes will be convertible into cash, shares of the Company's common stock (the "Common Stock") or a combination of cash and shares of Common Stock at the Company's election based on an initial conversion rate of 18.9667 shares per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $52.72 per share of Common Stock, and is subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events. Prior to March 1, 2019, the Notes will be convertible only upon the occurrence of certain events and during certain periods, and thereafter, at any time until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 0.75% per year, payable semi-annually in arrears on March 1 and September 1, beginning on March 1, 2015. The Notes will mature on September 1, 2019, unless repurchased or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date. The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the Company.

The Company estimates that the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes will be approximately $292.4 million (or approximately $336.4 million if the initial purchasers exercise their option to purchase additional Notes in full) after deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and the estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to pay the cost of certain convertible note hedge transactions (described below), taking into account the proceeds to the Company from the sale of warrants pursuant to certain warrant transactions (described below) and to repurchase, concurrently with the offering, approximately $10 million of shares of Common Stock in privately negotiated transactions, which could affect the market price of the Common Stock. The purchase price per share of the Common Stock in such transactions will equal the closing price of the Common Stock on September 3, 2014, which was $43.04 per share. The Company expects to use the remainder of the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, including additional Common Stock repurchases and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions. However, the Company currently has no agreements or understandings with respect to any material acquisitions or strategic transactions.

If the initial purchasers exercise their option to purchase additional Notes, the Company may sell additional warrants and use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the additional Notes, together with the proceeds from the sale of the additional warrants, to enter into additional convertible note hedge transactions. Any remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, as described above.

In connection with the pricing of the Notes, the Company entered into convertible note hedge transactions with one or more of the initial purchasers or their affiliates or other financial institutions (the "option counterparties"). The Company also entered into warrant transactions with the option counterparties. The convertible note hedge transactions are generally expected to reduce potential dilution to the Common Stock upon any conversion of Notes and/or offset any cash payments the Company is required to make in excess of the principal amount of converted Notes, as the case may be. However, the warrant transactions could separately have a dilutive effect to the extent that the market value per share of Common Stock exceeds the strike price of the warrants.

In connection with establishing their initial hedges of the convertible note hedge and warrant transactions, the option counterparties or their respective affiliates expect to purchase shares of Common Stock and/or enter into various derivative transactions with respect to the Common Stock concurrently with or shortly after the pricing of the Notes. This activity could increase (or reduce the size of any decrease in) the market price of the Common Stock or the Notes at that time.

In addition, the option counterparties or their respective affiliates may modify their hedge positions by entering into or unwinding various derivatives with respect to the Common Stock and/or purchasing or selling Common Stock or other securities of the Company in secondary market transactions following the pricing of the Notes and prior to the maturity of the Notes (and are likely to do so during any observation period related to a conversion of Notes or in connection with any repurchase of Notes by the Company on any fundamental change repurchase date or otherwise). This activity could also cause or avoid an increase or a decrease in the market price of the Common Stock or the Notes, which could affect the ability of Note holders to convert their Notes and, to the extent the activity occurs during any observation period related to a conversion of Notes, it could affect the amount and value of the consideration that Note holders will receive upon conversion of their Notes.

The Notes will be offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act. Neither the Notes nor the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes, if any, have been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

This press release does not and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements related to the Company within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, including all statements regarding the proposed offering of the notes, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current estimates, assumptions, expectations or beliefs and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. These forward-looking statements are estimates reflecting the judgment of the Company's senior management and actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements herein.

The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this press release. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with The Company's businesses, please refer to the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which are on file with the SEC and available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

CONTACT: For more information: David Reeder Chief Financial Officer EFI 650-357-3500 Investor Relations: JoAnn Horne Market Street Partners 415-445-3235 Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Public Relations Manager David Lindsay, 404-931-7760 david.lindsay@efi.com

Source:Electronics For Imaging, Inc.