PHOENIX, Ariz. – Dec. 19, 2011 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced that it has successfully completed a privately negotiated exchange of approximately $199 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.625 percent Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due in 2026 with certain holders. Pursuant to the terms of the privately negotiated exchange, approximately $199 million in aggregate principal amount of the existing notes were exchanged for an equal principal amount of new 2.625 percent Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes of the Company due in 2026 and cash consideration. The new notes issued under the transaction have substantially the same terms as the existing notes, other than (i) the first date upon which holders of the notes may require us to repurchase their notes (without regard to the occurrence of certain specified events) has been extended from December 15, 2013 to December 15, 2016 under the new notes, (ii) the first date upon which we will have the right to redeem the notes at our option has been extended from December 15, 2013 to December 20, 2016 under the new notes, and (iii) the first date upon which the notes become convertible (without regard to the occurrence of certain specified events) has been extended from June 15, 2013 to June 15, 2016 under the new notes. In addition, the number of additional shares that may be issuable upon conversion in connection with specified fundamental changes has been revised based on the closing price of the company’s common stock of $8.04 per share on December 2, 2011.
“We are pleased to announce the completion of the privately negotiated exchange for approximately $199 million of the 2.625 percent Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes,” said Donald Colvin, ON Semiconductor executive vice president and CFO. “With this privately negotiated exchange, ON Semiconductor has been able to reduce its 2013 total debt obligations by approximately 38 percent or $199 million.”
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