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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Termination of a Material Defini

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On June 27, 2014, Tyco Electronics Group S.A. ("TEGSA"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TE Connectivity Ltd. (the "Company"), as borrower, the Company, as guarantor, the lenders parties thereto and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, entered into a 364-Day Credit Agreement which provides for revolving credit commitments in the aggregate amount of $1 billion (the "Credit Agreement"). Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, the commitments will be reduced upon certain events, including the receipt of proceeds from the incurrence of certain types of debt for borrowed money by the Company, TEGSA or their subsidiaries, certain equity issuances by the Company, TEGSA or their subsidiaries and certain dispositions.

In connection with entering into the Credit Agreement, also on June 27, 2014, the Bridge Loan Facility Commitment Letter that was filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Exhibit 10.1 to its Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 18, 2014, automatically terminated in accordance with its terms.

The Credit Agreement is unsecured, has a 364-day term, and matures on June 26, 2015. Amounts may be borrowed in U.S. dollars for working capital, capital expenditures, general corporate purposes and other lawful corporate purposes, including repayment of debt of the Company and its subsidiaries, acquisitions and equity repurchases. TEGSA's obligations under the Credit Agreement are unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by the Company. No proceeds from the Credit Agreement were drawn at closing.

Borrowings under the Credit Agreement will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to, at the option of TEGSA, (1) the London interbank offered rate ("LIBOR") plus an applicable margin based upon the senior, unsecured, long-term debt rating of TEGSA, or (2) an alternate base rate equal to the highest of
(i) Citibank, N.A.'s prime rate, (ii) the federal funds effective rate plus 1/2 of 1.00%, and (iii) one-month LIBOR plus 1%, plus, in each case, an applicable margin based upon the senior, unsecured, long-term debt rating of TEGSA.

The Credit Agreement requires payment to the lenders of a facility fee based upon (1) the amount of the lenders' commitments under the credit facility from time to time and (2) the applicable corporate credit ratings of TEGSA. Voluntary prepayments of any loans and voluntary reductions of the unutilized portion of the commitments under the Credit Agreement are permissible without penalty, subject to break funding payments and minimum notice and minimum reduction amount requirements.

The Credit Agreement contains affirmative and negative covenants that the Company believes are usual and customary for unsecured credit agreements, including a financial covenant requiring the maintenance of a 3.75 to 1.0 or lower leverage ratio, which is the ratio of the Company's consolidated total debt to its consolidated EBITDA, each as defined in the Credit Agreement.

The negative covenants include, among other things, limitations (each of which is subject to customary exceptions for financings of this type) on our ability to:

          grant liens;

          enter into transactions resulting in fundamental changes (such as
mergers or sales of all or substantially all of the assets of TEGSA or the

          restrict subsidiary dividends or other subsidiary distributions;

          enter into transactions with the Company's affiliates;

          permit subsidiaries to provide guarantees of other material debt; and

          incur certain additional subsidiary debt.

The Credit Agreement also contains customary events of default (subject to grace periods, as appropriate) including among others: nonpayment of principal, interest or fees; breach of the representations or warranties in any material respect; breach of the financial, affirmative or negative covenants; payment default on, or acceleration of, other material indebtedness; bankruptcy or insolvency; material judgments entered against the Company or any of its subsidiaries; certain specified events under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended; certain changes in control of TEGSA or the Company; and the invalidity or unenforceability of the Credit Agreement or other documents associated with the Credit Agreement.

This description of the Credit Agreement is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Credit Agreement. A copy of the Credit Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement

See the disclosure contained in Item 1.01 above, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an
Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

See the disclosure contained in Item 1.01 above, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.                                Description

10.1          364-Day Credit Agreement dated as of June 27, 2014 by and among Tyco
              Electronics Group S.A., as borrower, TE Connectivity Ltd., as
              guarantor, the lenders parties thereto and Citibank, N.A., as
              administrative agent

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