CHANDLER, Ariz.--Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) today announced the early participation results of its offer to purchase for cash (the "Offer") up to $175,000,000 aggregate principal amount (the “Maximum Tender Amount”) of its outstanding 9.25% Senior Notes due 2016 (the “Notes”). Based on the count provided by the depositary for the Offer, $123,549,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes were validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) on or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time on June 7, 2010 (the “Early Tender Date”). The Offer is scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, June 21, 2010, unless extended (the “Expiration Date”).
In accordance with the terms of the Offer, Amkor will accept Notes validly tendered on or before the Early Tender Date, subject to the Maximum Tender Amount, at a purchase price of $1,050 for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered, which includes an early tender premium of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes from June 1, 2010 up to, but not including, the settlement date. Registered holders (“Holders”) of Notes that are validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) after the Early Tender Date and on or before 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on the Expiration Date and accepted for purchase will receive $1,020 for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes from June 1, 2010 up to, but not including, the settlement date. In the event that the total amount of all Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn on or before the Expiration Date exceeds $175,000,000, Amkor will accept for payment Notes that are validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) on a pro rata basis from among all of the tendered Notes.
The withdrawal date for the Notes tendered on or before the Early Tender Date was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Early Tender Date. Notes tendered after the Early Tender Date but on or before the Expiration Date may not be withdrawn, provided, however, that if Amkor amends the Offer in a manner that is materially adverse to Holders that have previously tendered, Amkor will extend withdrawal rights for a period it reasonably determines will afford Holders a reasonable opportunity to assess such amended terms.
Amkor expects that the settlement date for the Offer will be June 22, 2010. Payment for the Notes will be made in cash.
The complete terms and conditions of the Offer are set forth in the Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal that have been provided to Holders of Notes. Copies of the Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal may be obtained from the Information Agent for the Offer, Global Bondholder Services, at (866) 804-2200 (toll-free).
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is the Dealer Manager for the Offer. Questions regarding the Offer may be directed to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at (866) 627-0391 (toll-free) or (212) 250-2955 (collect).
THIS PRESS RELEASE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO PURCHASE NOR A SOLICITATION FOR ACCEPTANCE OF THE OFFER. THE TENDER OFFER IS BEING MADE ONLY PURSUANT TO THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL THAT WAS DISTRIBUTED TO HOLDERS OF NOTES. HOLDERS OF NOTES SHOULD READ CAREFULLY THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS TERMS OF, AND CONDITIONS TO, THE TENDER OFFER. HOLDERS OF NOTES MAY OBTAIN A FREE COPY OF THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL BY CONTACTING GLOBAL BONDHOLDER SERVICES, THE INFORMATION AGENT FOR THE TENDER OFFER, AT 1-866-804-2200. HOLDERS OF NOTES ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THESE MATERIALS PRIOR TO MAKING ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER.
Amkor is a leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services to semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs. More information on Amkor is available from the company’s Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) filings and on Amkor’s website: www.amkor.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are considered forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements regarding the tender offer for the Notes. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could affect future results and cause actual results and events to differ materially from historical and expected results and those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could affect the outcome of the events set forth in these statements and that could affect our operating results and financial condition are discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and in our subsequent filings with the SEC made prior to or after the date hereof. Amkor undertakes no obligation to review or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
Amkor Technology, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
480-821-5000, ext. 5416