CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 13 -- Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) announced it has begun discussions with a group of institutional lenders concerning entering into a credit facility for a $300 million term loan.

The term loan will mature on the sixth anniversary of the closing date and will be secured by a second lien on substantially all of the assets of Amkor and its domestic subsidiaries. The term loan will bear interest at a floating rate based on LIBOR and will include covenants similar to those in Amkor's outstanding 71/8% Senior Notes due 2011. Amkor intends to use proceeds of the term loan for working capital and general corporate purposes.

We cannot assure you that these discussions will result in us entering into a credit agreement or what the terms of any such credit agreement will be.

About Amkor:

Amkor is a leading provider of contract semiconductor assembly and test services. The company offers semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs a complete set of microelectronic design and manufacturing services. More information on Amkor is available from the company's SEC filings and on Amkor's web site:

For further information please contact: Jeffrey Luth, VP Corporate Communications, Amkor Technology, Inc., +1-480-821-5000 ext. 5130,