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Freescale Announces Public Offering of Common Shares

Companies mentioned in this article: Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.

AUSTIN, Texas -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL) announced today that it intends to offer 30,000,000 common shares, par value $0.01 per share, in an underwritten public offering, subject to market and other conditions. In addition, Freescale intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 4,500,000 additional common shares of Freescale. Freescale intends to contribute all of the net proceeds from the offering, if completed, to its indirect wholly owned subsidiary and main U.S. operating entity, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., which intends to use the contributed net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to redeem all of its outstanding 10.125% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2016 and a portion of its outstanding 8.05% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2020, in each case in accordance with the indenture governing the applicable series of notes, and to pay the related premium and fees. The foregoing does not constitute a notice of redemption for any outstanding notes.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The common shares are being offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website, http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus related to this offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 1-800-831-9146; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, or by telephone at (800) 221-1037, or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, telephone: (800) 503-4611 (toll free), e-mail: prospectus.CPDG@db.com; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Telephone: (888) 603-5847, email: barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to the closing of the common shares offering, the anticipated issuance of the common shares by Freescale and other statements that are not historical fact. Although we believe the assumptions upon which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of these assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and the forward-looking statements based on these assumptions could be incorrect. Actual results and trends in the future may differ materially from those suggested or implied by the forward-looking statements depending on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include market conditions, customary closing conditions and such other risk factors as may be discussed in Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update any information contained in this press release.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry-leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity, our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next-generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com

Freescale and the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. 2014.


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