SOURCE: NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors

November 10, 2011 09:51 ET

NXP Announces $500 Million Term Loan Transaction and Closing Initial Tranche of Private Exchange Transaction

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) ("NXP") announced today that its subsidiary, NXP B.V., together with NXP Funding LLC, has launched a transaction seeking commitments for up to US$500 million in new senior secured loans due 2017, the proceeds of which would be used to refinance a portion of NXP's existing secured floating rate notes. The new secured loans would be drawn as additional loans under NXP's existing Senior Secured Term Loan Facility due 2017. The lead-left bookrunner on the transaction is Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of Barclays Bank plc and Credit Suisse will be joint bookrunner.

NXP further announced that NXP B.V., together with NXP Funding LLC, have today closed the initial tranche of the previously announced private exchange transaction, issuing $534.5 million U.S. dollar-denominated senior secured floating rate notes due 2016 ("New FRNs") in exchange for $250.5 million principal amount of its U.S. dollar-denominated floating rate notes due 2013 and EUR 200.5 million principal amount of its euro-denominated floating rate notes due 2013. NXP expects to complete the final tranche of the transaction by issuing the remaining $79.7 million of New FRNs in November and retiring additional euro- and U.S.-dollar denominated floating rate notes due 2013.

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About NXP
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. For more information visit

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