SEOUL, South Korea and CUPERTINO, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, today announced that Margaret Sakai has resigned as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and from all other officer and director positions with the Company and its subsidiaries, effectively immediately. The Company is currently negotiating the terms of Ms. Sakai’s separation from MagnaChip’s Korean subsidiary.
The Company also announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Jonathan W. Kim, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, as Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. The Board has also commenced a search for a new Chief Financial Officer.
As previously announced on March 11, 2014, the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors has commenced an internal review into the Company’s accounting practices and procedures with outside professional advisors, and such internal review remains ongoing. While substantial progress has been made, it is expected that this review and work with regard to the previously announced restatement will take several more months, and as a result the Company will be postponing its annual investor conference to a date to be announced after the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K.
About MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation
Headquartered in South Korea, MagnaChip is a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high-volume consumer applications. MagnaChip believes it has one of the broadest and deepest ranges of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platforms in the industry, supported by its 30-year operating history, a large portfolio of registered and pending patents, and extensive engineering 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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Information in this release regarding MagnaChip’s forecasts, business outlook, expectations and beliefs are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release, including expectations about any separation arrangements with its former chief financial officer, the expected timing of completion of the Company’s internal review and restatement, and the scope, findings and assessments of its ongoing internal review are based upon information available to MagnaChip as of the date of this release, which may change, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include general economic conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing, timely design acceptance by our customers, timely introduction of new products and technologies, ability to ramp new products into volume production, industry wide shifts in supply and demand for semiconductor products, industry and/or company overcapacity, effective and cost efficient utilization of manufacturing capacity, financial stability in foreign markets and the impact of foreign exchange rates, unanticipated costs and expenses or the inability to identify expenses which can be eliminated, compliance with U.S. and international trade and export laws and regulations by us and our distributors, and other risks detailed from time to time in MagnaChip’s filings with the SEC, including our Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2013 and subsequent registration statements, amendments or other reports that we may file from time to time with the SEC and/or make available on our website. MagnaChip assumes no obligation and does not intend to update the forward-looking statements provided, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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