PHOENIX, Ariz. – Feb. 27, 2006 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ONNN) today announced that it intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about March 14, 2006 a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (the “Shelf Registration Statement”) for the registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, of resales of the Company’s previously issued 1.875% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”), which are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on an unsecured senior subordinated basis by certain existing and future subsidiaries of the Company (the “Guarantors”). The Shelf Registration Statement will also register resales of the common shares, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company issuable upon conversion of the Notes (the “Conversion Shares”) and the guarantees of the Guarantors described above (the “Guarantees” and, together with the Notes and the Conversion Shares, the “Registrable Securities”). The Notes were originally issued on December 21, 2005 at the same time a Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) was entered into among the Company, the Guarantors and the initial purchasers of the Notes, which requires the Shelf Registration Statement.
In accordance with the Registration Rights Agreement, beneficial holders of the Registrable Securities that wish to use the Shelf Registration Statement in connection with a resale of their Registrable Securities must complete the Selling Securityholder Notice and Questionnaire, copies of which can be obtained by contacting the below person at the Company. Once received, please return this completed and executed document for receipt by the Company on or before March 10, 2006.
Judith A. Boyle, Esq.
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and
ON Semiconductor Corporation
5005 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Tel: (602) 244-4482
Fax: (602) 244-5601
About ON Semiconductor
With its global logistics network and strong portfolio of power semiconductor devices, ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is a preferred supplier of power solutions to engineers, purchasing professionals, distributors and contract manufacturers in the computer, cell phone, portable devices, automotive and industrial markets. For more information, please visit ON Semiconductor’s website at https://www.onsemi.com.
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