Belden enters into definitive agreement to divest Thermax and Raydex businesses and authorizes up to $200 million of additional stock repurchases

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Thermax and Raydex cable businesses, serving the aerospace and defense industry, to Carlisle Companies Incorporated. Consideration will be approximately $265 million. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory clearance, and is expected to close by December 31, 2012.

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