Magnachip Prices Upsized 5.00% Exchangeable Senior Notes Offering

SEOUL, South Korea and SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: MX) (the “Company,” and together with its subsidiaries, “MagnaChip”), today announced that MagnaChip Semiconductor S.A. (the “Issuer”) has priced an upsized offering of $75 million aggregate principal amount of exchangeable senior notes due 2021 (the “Notes”). The Company has also granted the initial purchasers a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $11,250,000 principal amount of Notes. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 5.00% per annum, payable semi-annually in cash, in arrears, on each March 1 and September 1, beginning on March 1, 2017.

The Notes will be exchangeable at the option of the holder into shares of the Company’s common stock at an initial exchange rate of 121.1387 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of notes, which is equivalent to an exchange price of approximately $8.26 per share, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.

The closing of the offering of the Notes is expected to occur on January 17, 2017 and is conditioned on customary closing conditions. MagnaChip plans to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes (i) for its anticipated cost reduction program to be implemented during the first half of 2017 (approximately $30-40 million), (ii) for capital expenditures (approximately $15-20 million), (iii) to repurchase common stock as part of its stock repurchase program (up to $15 million) and (iv) for general corporate purposes.

The Notes will be offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The issuance and sale of the Notes and the shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon exchange of the Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, and the Notes and such shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or the shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon exchange of the Notes, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any Notes or such shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation
MagnaChip is a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high-volume consumer, communication, industrial and computing applications. The Company’s Display Solutions, Power Solutions, and Foundry Services Groups provide a broad range of standard products and manufacturing services to customers worldwide.

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