Certain U.S. legal matters will be passed upon for us by
Kirkland & Ellis LLP (a limited liability partnership which includes professional corporations), Chicago, Illinois. Some of the partners of Kirkland & Ellis LLP are partners in partnerships that invest in funds managed by advisers
associated with Bain Capital and co-invest with Bain Capital in Sensata Investment Co. Through this partnership, these partners of Kirkland & Ellis LLP beneficially own less than 1% of our issued and outstanding ordinary shares.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP has from time to time represented, and may continue to represent, Bain Capital and some of its affiliates in connection with various legal matters. Loyens & Loeff N.V. will pass upon certain Dutch legal
matters, including the validity of the ordinary shares offered hereby. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP has acted as counsel for the underwriters in connection with certain U.S. legal matters related to this offering. Van Doorne N.V. has
acted as counsel for the underwriters in connection with certain Dutch legal matters related to this offering.
Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our consolidated financial statements and schedules as
of December 31, 2009 and 2008, and for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2009, as set forth in their reports. We have included our financial statements and schedules in the prospectus and elsewhere in the
registration statement in reliance on Ernst & Young LLPs reports, given on their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
We have filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act with respect to the
shares to be sold in this offering. This prospectus does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement, certain parts of which are omitted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. For further information
about us and the shares to be sold in this offering, please refer to the registration statement and the exhibits and scheduled filed thereto. Statements contained in this prospectus as to the contents of any contract, agreement or other document
referred to, are not necessarily complete, and in each instance please refer to the copy of the contract, agreement or other document filed as an exhibit to the registration statement, each statement being qualified in all respects by this
reference. Upon completion of this offering, we will be required to file periodic reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act.
Our subsidiary, Sensata Technologies B.V., is currently required under the terms of each of the indentures
governing its three series of outstanding notes to prepare and file with the SEC within the periods specified in the SECs rules and regulations: (i) all quarterly and annual financial information that would be required to be contained in
a filing with the SEC on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, respectively, and (ii) all current reports that would be required to be filed with the SEC on Form 8-K, in each case regardless of whether it is otherwise required to do so under the Exchange Act
and the rules and regulations of the SEC. As of January 1, 2010, we believe that Sensata Technologies B.V. is no longer subject to the periodic reporting requirements and other informational requirements of Section 15(d) of the Exchange
You may read and copy all or any portion of
the registration statement or any reports, statements or other information we or Sensata Technologies B.V. file with the SEC, at the public reference facility maintained by the SEC at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20549. Copies of such material
are also available by mail from the Public Reference Branch of the SEC at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20549 at prescribed rates. The reports, statements and information filed by Sensata Technologies B.V. with the SEC are not part of this
prospectus and our reference to such filings should not in any way be interpreted as incorporating them into this prospectus by reference.
Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the operation of the public reference rooms. You can also find our SEC
filings at the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov.