This excerpt taken from the PMCS 8-K filed Oct 26, 2005.
PMC-Sierra has the right to redeem some or all of the notes on or after October 20, 2012. Holders of the notes have the option to require PMC-Sierra to repurchase the notes on each of October 15, 2012, October 15, 2015 and October 15, 2020, or in the event of a change of control of PMC-Sierra or other fundamental change. In each case, the redemption or repurchase price would be 100% of the principal amount of the notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption or repurchase date, as applicable.
PMC-Sierra intends to use the net proceeds from this proposed offering for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures, research and development and potential investments in and acquisitions of complementary businesses, partnerships, minority investments, products or technologies, to fund further enhancements of PMC-Sierras operating infrastructure and for working capital. If PMC-Sierra reaches an agreement to purchase a semiconductor business that it has identified and that is consistent with its business strategy, PMC-Sierra expects that the proceeds from this proposed offering will be used to fund a portion of the purchase price.
The notes and common stock issuable upon conversion of the notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or applicable state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.