SHANGHAI, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) ("SMIC" or "the Company") one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, announces that on 25 September 2014, SMIC and the Joint Lead Managers (Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan) entered into the Bond Subscription Agreement, pursuant to which each of the Joint Lead Managers has agreed to subscribe and pay for, or to procure subscribers to subscribe and pay for the Bonds to be issued by the Company in an aggregate principal amount of US$500 million.
Approval in-principle has been received for the listing and quotation of the Bonds on the SGX-ST. The SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the correctness of any statements made or opinions expressed in this announcement. The approval in-principle granted for the listing and quotation of the Bonds on the SGX-ST is not to be taken as an indication of the merits of the Company or the Bonds.
Completion of the Bond Subscription Agreement is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions precedent therein and is expected to take place on 7 October 2014. In addition, the Bond Subscription Agreement may be terminated in certain circumstances. Please refer to the paragraph headed ”The Bond Subscription Agreement” under the section ”Issue of the Bonds” below for further information.
USE OF PROCEEDS
The gross proceeds from the issue of the Bonds will be approximately US$494.82 million. The net proceeds (net of fees, commissions and expenses) from the issue of the Bonds will be approximately US$491 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds (net of fees, commissions and expenses) from the issue of the Bonds for (i) the Company’s debt repayment and (ii) capital expenditure in relation to capacity expansion associated with 8-inch and 12-inch manufacturing facilities and general corporate purposes.
Shareholders and potential investors should note that completion of the issue of the Bonds is subject to the fulfilment of the conditions under the Bond Subscription Agreement. As the issue of the Bonds may or may not proceed, Shareholders and potential investors are reminded to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of the Company.
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Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 28-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai; a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing and a majority owned 300mm fab for advance nodes under development; a 200mm fab in Tianjin; and a 200mm fab project under development in Shenzhen. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.smics.com.
Safe Harbor Statements
(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)
This document contains, in addition to historical information, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on SMIC’s current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. SMIC uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar expressions to identify forward looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of SMIC’s senior management and involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause SMIC’s actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements including, among others, risks associated with cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor industry, intense competition, timely wafer acceptance by SMIC’s customers, timely introduction of new technologies, SMIC’s ability to ramp new products into volume, supply and demand for semiconductor foundry services, industry overcapacity, shortages in equipment, components and raw materials, availability of manufacturing capacity, financial stability in end markets and intensive intellectual property litigation in high tech industry.
In addition to the information contained in this document, you should also consider the information contained in our other filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 14, 2014, especially in the "Risk Factors" section and such other documents that we may file with the SEC or SEHK from time to time, including on Form 6-K. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this document may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated or, if no date is stated, as of the date of this document.
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