– Magnachip initiates $37.5 Million Accelerated Stock Repurchase Agreement
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation (“Magnachip Corp.” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MX), announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $75 million of the Company’s common stock. As an immediate step towards implementing the approved stock repurchase program, the Company has entered into an accelerated stock repurchase agreement (the “ASR Agreement”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (“JPM”) to repurchase an aggregate of $37.5 million of Magnachip’s common stock.
Pursuant to the terms of the ASR Agreement dated December 21, 2021, the Company will pay JPM $37.5 million in cash and will receive an initial delivery of approximately 1.0 million shares of the Company’s common stock. The final number of shares of common stock to ultimately be repurchased by the Company will generally be based on the average of the daily volume-weighted average stock prices of the Company’s common stock during the valuation period of the ASR Agreement, less a discount and subject to adjustments. Upon final settlement of the ASR Agreement, the Company may be entitled to receive additional shares of common stock from JPM or, under certain circumstances specified in the ASR Agreement, the Company may be required to deliver shares of common stock or make a cash payment, at its option, to JPM. The ASR Agreement contains provisions customary for agreements of this type, including provisions for adjustments to the transaction terms, the circumstances under which the ASR Agreement may be accelerated, extended or terminated early by JPM and various acknowledgments, representations and warranties made by the parties to one another. Final settlement of the ASR Agreement is expected to occur during the fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2022.
“Today’s announcement reflects the confidence of the management team and our Board of Directors in Magnachip’s financial strength, long-term growth strategy and ability to generate sustainable cash flow,” said YJ Kim, Magnachip’s chief executive officer. “It is also consistent with our commitment to enhance and return value to our shareholders. Our business has sound long-term fundamentals and we are poised to accelerate our MX 3.0 strategy, which we look forward to articulating in more detail at our investor call on January 6, 2022.”
Investor Conference Call
Magnachip will host an investor conference call at 5:00 pm Eastern time on January 6, 2022. The investor call will be webcast live and also is available by dialing toll-free at 1-844-536-5472 in US/Canada. International call-in participants can dial 1-614-999-9318. The conference ID number is 9163925. Participants are encouraged to initiate their calls at least 10 minutes in advance of the start time to ensure a timely connection. A live and archived webcast of the call will be accessible from the ‘Investors’ section of the company’s website at www.magnachip.com. A replay of the conference call will be available until 8:00 pm ET on January 13, 2022. The replay dial-in numbers are 1-404-537-3406 or toll-free at 1-855-859-2056. The conference ID number is 9163925.
About Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation
Magnachip is a designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platform solutions for communications, IoT, consumer, industrial and automotive applications. The Company provides a broad range of standard products to customers worldwide. Magnachip, with more than 40 years of operating history, owns a portfolio of approximately 1,200 registered patents and pending applications, and has extensive engineering, design and manufacturing process expertise. For more information, please visit www.magnachip.com. Information on or accessible through Magnachip’s website is not a part of, and is not incorporated into, this release.
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