PHOENIX, Ariz. – June 20, 2006 – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) announced today that it has commenced an offer to exchange up to $260 million principal amount of new notes with a “net share settlement” mechanism, a cash acquisition make-whole feature and modified contingent conversion events for its currently outstanding zero coupon convertible senior subordinated notes due 2024 (CUSIP numbers 682189 AA3 and 682189 AB1). Holders who exchange their old notes will receive new notes with the modified terms plus an exchange fee of $2.50 per $1,000 principal amount of their old notes validly tendered and accepted for exchange. The offer is contingent upon satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, including receipt of tenders of a minimum of 70% in aggregate principal amount of the old notes.
The exchange offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 19, 2006, unless extended or earlier terminated by ON Semiconductor. Old notes must be tendered on or prior to the expiration of the offer, and tendered old notes may be withdrawn at anytime on or prior to the expiration of the offer. Validly withdrawn old notes will be returned to the holder in accordance with the terms of the offer. Following the expiration of the offer and subject to the terms of the offer, ON Semiconductor will accept all old notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the expiration of the offer and will issue the new notes in exchange promptly thereafter.
Neither ON Semiconductor’s Board of Directors nor any other person makes any recommendation as to whether holders of old notes should choose to tender and exchange their old notes for new notes, and no one has been authorized to make such a recommendation.
The old notes may be tendered for exchange only in accordance with the Offer to Exchange dated June 20, 2006 and the offer is subject to all the risks described therein. Investors and security holders may obtain the Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and other related offer materials through the information agent for the offer, Georgeson Shareholder Communications, Inc., 17 State Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10004, Tel: (866) 767-8989.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The new notes will not be registered under the Securities Act, or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
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THIS NEWS RELEASE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN EXCHANGE OFFER. THE EXCHANGE OFFER WILL BE ONLY PURSUANT TO AN OFFER TO EXCHANGE, A RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND OTHER OFFER DOCUMENTS.
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