PHOENIX, Ariz. and POCATELLO, Idaho – Mar. 12, 2008 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ONNN) and AMIS Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMIS) announced that stockholders of each company have voted in favor of ON Semiconductor’s proposed acquisition of AMIS in a stock-for-stock merger at their respective special stockholders meetings held today. For both companies, in excess of a majority of the shares outstanding were cast in favor of the proposals relating to the merger. Over 90 percent of the shares voted in both companies were voted FOR the merger.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, holders of AMIS common stock will generally receive 1.15 shares of ON Semiconductor common stock for each share of AMIS common stock they own at the closing of the merger. The transaction is expected to close on Monday, March 17, 2008, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
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 power supply, computer, consumer, portable/wireless, automotive and industrial markets. For more information, please visit ON Semiconductor’s website at https://www.onsemi.com.
About AMI Semiconductor
AMI Semiconductor (NASDAQ: AMIS) is a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art mixed-signal and digital products, AMIS is committed to providing customers in the automotive, medical, industrial, mil/aero, and communication markets with the optimal value, quickest time-to-market semiconductor solutions. AMI Semiconductor operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of the North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, please visit the AMIS Web site at www.amis.com.
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