Magnachip Announces Stock Repurchase Program

SEOUL, South Korea and CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip”) (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program under which MagnaChip intends to repurchase, from time to time, up to $35 million of its common stock. Such purchases may be made in the open market, through block trades, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise.

The share repurchase program will be funded with MagnaChip’s cash on hand and is effective beginning October 27, 2011, through October 27, 2012. The repurchase program does not obligate MagnaChip to repurchase a minimum number of shares, and the program may be commenced, suspended, canceled or resumed at any time without prior notice. The timing and extent of any repurchases will depend upon prevailing market conditions, the trading price of MagnaChip’s common stock and other factors, and subject to restrictions under applicable law and regulations.

MagnaChip also announced today that during its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011, MagnaChip Semiconductor S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MagnaChip, repurchased $11.3 million aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 10.500% Senior Notes due 2018 of MagnaChip Semiconductor S.A. and its subsidiary MagnaChip Semiconductor Finance Company.

Sang Park, MagnaChip Chairman and CEO, commented, “We believe the share repurchase program and bond repurchase we are announcing today represent an effective use of our cash and demonstrate the confidence we have in MagnaChip’s financial strength. The Board of Directors believes that our stock represents an attractive investment for MagnaChip and its investors, and expresses our ongoing commitment to increasing shareholder value.”

About MagnaChip Semiconductor

Headquartered in South Korea, MagnaChip Semiconductor is a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high volume consumer applications. MagnaChip Semiconductor believes it has one of the broadest and deepest range 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

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