PHOENIX, Ariz. – June 23, 2006 – ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) today announced that its largest shareholder, TPG Advisors II Inc., has entered into a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan as part of TPG’s long-term strategy of reducing its holdings of ON Semiconductor common stock in an orderly manner. The plan has been adopted in accordance with ON Semiconductor’s trading policies and the guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Under the plan, TPG contemplates selling up to a total of 30 million shares of ON Semiconductor common stock during a six-month period that begins July 31, 2006. (ON Semiconductor is scheduled to release its second quarter 2006 results on July 27, 2006.) Up to 10 million shares could be sold at prices of $6.00 or higher, up to 10 million additional shares at prices of $6.25 or higher and up to 10 million additional shares at prices of $6.50 or higher.
The shares covered by the 10b5-1 plan represent approximately 18% of TPG’s total holdings of ON Semiconductor common stock and approximately 9% of the total stock outstanding.
Rule 10b5-1 allows corporate executives, directors and other insiders to establish pre-arranged plans to sell a specified number of shares of a company’s stock at prices and in accordance with a schedule established at the time the plan is adopted. Once the plan is in place, insiders do not retain discretion over transactions to be consummated under the plan, although the insider may later amend or terminate the plan.
Sales made under TPG’s Rule 10b5-1 plan will be disclosed publicly through Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will be effected in accordance with Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, including the volume limitations of Rule 144(e).
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