Solectron calls for redemption of Senior Notes
Apr 21, 2005
Solectron Corporation (NYSE:SLR ) has called for redemption on May 20, 2005, all of its 9.625 percent senior notes due 2009 (the "notes"). There is $500 million aggregate principal amount of the notes outstanding.
The notes will be redeemed at a total redemption price equal to the greater of (1) 104.813 percent of the principal amount of the notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, and (2) a make-whole premium on the notes, plus, to the extent not included in the make-whole premium, accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the date of redemption. Under the terms of the indenture governing the notes, the make-whole premium with respect to the notes is the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of interest, principal and premium thereon as if the notes were redeemed on Feb. 15, 2006, discounted to the date of redemption on a semiannual basis at the treasury rate plus 50 basis points. All notes will be automatically redeemed on May 20, 2005, after which interest will cease to accrue.
The company has reported cash flow from operations in the six months ended Feb. 25, 2005, of approximately $477 million and currently has a total cash balance of approximately $1.96 billion. The company is applying some of its liquidity to the redemption in order to eliminate the interest expense of the notes.
A notice of redemption and a letter of transmittal (which may be used to surrender notes for redemption) are being mailed to all registered holders of the notes. Copies of the notice of redemption and the letter of transmittal may be obtained from the conversion and redemption agent, U.S. Bank, National Association, by calling Paula Oswald at 213-615-6043.