RFMD Repurchases and Retires $110 Million of Convertible Notes
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GREENSBORO, N.C., Jul 21, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via
COMTEX News Network) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced it has
repurchased and retired $110 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding convertible subordinated notes,
using cash on hand.
The retired convertible subordinated notes consist of $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of
convertible subordinated notes due 2012 (the "2012 Notes"), equal to 51% of all outstanding 2012 Notes, and
$10,000,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible subordinated notes due 2010 (the "2010 Notes"), equal to
100% of all outstanding 2010 Notes. RFMD repurchased and retired the 2012 Notes early, paying $0.97 per $1.00 of
par value for the 2012 Notes, and RFMD retired the 2010 Notes at maturity, paying the principal, or face, amount
of the 2010 Notes. The aggregate principal amount of 2012 Notes outstanding is now $97.7 million.
expects to eliminate future cash interest expense of approximately $1.3 million between now and when the 2012
Notes mature in April 2012 as a result of the repurchase and early retirement of the $100,000,000 aggregate
principal amount of the 2012 Notes. Since the March 2008 quarter, RFMD has repurchased 30 million shares of its
common stock and retired approximately $372 million original principal amount of its total convertible debt.
Dean Priddy, CFO of RFMD, said, "RFMD's robust business model and resulting strong free cash flow are enabling us
to enhance our capital structure significantly. Looking forward, we are forecasting continued strong free cash
flow, and our potential uses of cash include share buybacks, additional bond repurchases and incremental
investment in our growth strategy." RFMD defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities
during the period, minus property and equipment expenditures made during the period.About
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies. RFMD's products enable
worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset,
wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and defense markets.
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preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.
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