For Its 12 Percent Senior Secured Notes due 2008 and 12 Percent Senior Secured Notes due 2010 Issued by ON Semiconductor Corporation and Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Dec. 15, 2004 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced that it has received the requisite consents necessary to amend the indenture under which the 12 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2008 (CUSIP Number: 682188AB3) (the “2008 Notes”) previously issued by the company and Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, were issued and that it has received tenders from 100 percent of the registered holders of the 12 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2010 (CUSIP Number: 682188AD9) (the “2010 Notes” and collectively with the 2008 Notes, the “Notes”) previously issued by the company and Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC. The consents and tenders were solicited pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in ON Semiconductor’s Offer to Purchase For Cash and Consent Solicitation Statement dated Dec. 1, 2004 (the “Offer”). The company expects to elect to accept for payment all Notes validly tendered on or prior to 10 a.m., New York City time, on Dec. 23, 2004 at such time (the “Initial Optional Early Acceptance Date”) and the amendments to the indenture under which the 2008 Notes were issued are expected to become operative on the date, as promptly as practicable thereafter, when payment for the notes validly tendered at or prior to the Initial Optional Early Acceptance Date will be made (the “Initial Optional Early Settlement Date”). ON Semiconductor today further announced that it is concurrently delivering notice of receipt of requisite consents to the trustee under the indentures for the Notes. ON Semiconductor also announced that the Consent Payment Deadline under the Offer was 5 p.m., New York City time, on Dec. 14, 2004 and that tendered Notes and related consents may no longer be withdrawn. Consummation of the Offer is subject to the availability of financing and the satisfaction of a number of conditions. ON Semiconductor is planning to fund the purchase of the Notes with cash on hand and net proceeds of new borrowings under a proposed amendment and restatement of its senior secured credit facilities.
As of the Consent Payment Deadline, ON Semiconductor had received tenders and consents from approximately 99.97 percent of the registered holders of the 2008 Notes and tenders and consents from 100 percent of the registered holders of the 2010 Notes.
ON Semiconductor also announced that it has determined the price to be paid on its tender offer for the outstanding Notes. The total consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of the 2008 Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to the Consent Payment Deadline and anticipated to be settled on the Initial Optional Early Settlement Date is $1,188.15, including a consent payment of $40. The total consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of the 2010 Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to the Consent Payment Deadline and anticipated to be settled on the Initial Optional Early Settlement Date is $1,235.48, including a consent payment of $40.
In addition, holders of Notes will receive accrued and unpaid interest to but not including the applicable Settlement Date.
Holders of the 2008 Notes who tender their Notes after the Consent Payment Deadline will not be eligible to receive the consent payment. The company currently expects that the Offer will expire on midnight, New York City time, on Dec. 29, 2004. Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated is the dealer manager and Solicitation Agent for the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation. Questions regarding the transaction should be directed to Morgan Stanley at (800) 624-1808 (Toll Free) or (212) 761-1941 (attention: Francesco Cipollone). Requests for documents should be directed to Georgeson Shareholder Communications, the Information Agent, at 17 State Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10004, (866) 873-6990 (Toll Free) (banks and brokerage firms please call (212) 440-9800.)
This announcement is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to sell or a solicitation of consent with respect to any Notes. The Offer is being made solely by the Offer to Purchase for Cash and Consent Solicitation Statement dated Dec. 1, 2004, which sets forth the complete terms of the tender offer and consent solicitation.
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ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) offers an extensive portfolio of power and data management semiconductors and standard semiconductor components that address the design needs of today’s sophisticated electronic products, appliances and automobiles. For more information visit ON Semiconductor’s website at https://www.onsemi.com.
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