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Zwolle - 08 May 2014Strategy
RoodMicrotec's strategy is aimed at expanding and strengthening the
organisation and at strengthening its market position. The company also
wishes to have sufficient resources to respond to and profit from two major
- Outsourcing
- Collaboration with (financial) partners (co-financing) and customers


Medium-sized companies are increasingly working together in order to raise
their joint services to a higher level so as to better combat competition
from Asian countries. Major companies, usually Original Equipment Manafucters
(OEMs), who still develop customer-specific ASICs or other chips in-house,
are increasingly outsourcing this work to independent service providers like
This creates a win-win situation. It enables OEMs to focus on their core
activities, while it can also yield significant cost savings, quality
improvements and a shorter time-to-market. The projects outsourced to
RoodMicrotec run for several years, providing us with a solid base and more
predictable sales. Equipment taken over from an OEM in the context of
outsourcing projects can also be used for other customers in the market,
which will further boost sales.
This outsourcing trend is expected to continue.

Collaboration with (financial) partners (co-financing) and customers

Collaboration with customers, but also with partners, including financial
partners, is key for RoodMicrotec. The entire semiconductor industry is
dependent on collaboration within the production chain. In this context,
RoodMicrotec enters into various partnerships with its customers, and in the
area of design with its design partners, which include knowledge institutes
like universities and technical colleges, the Frauenhofer Institute, IMEC,
technology partners, suppliers and government authorities.

The continuing lending restraint among banks is holding back the development
of healthy fabless companies (FCs) with proven track records. In order to
force a breakthrough, RoodMicrotec has set up schemes with partners to
facilitate raising financing for healthy projects, in particular of FCs. With
this approach, RoodMicrotec aims to boost the development of FCs and also to
improve its sales and market position.

Bond loan with mortgage cover
RoodMicrotec believes it is necessary to further optimise its financial
structure in order to better respond to the trends described above and get
access more easily to certain market segments and therefore be able to better
realise its growth objectives. For this reason, RoodMicrotec intends to
attract additional financing with a maximum of EUR 3,000,000 with mortgage
As part of this financing, RoodMicrotec N.V. will issue a bond loan with
mortgage cover with a maximum of EUR 2,500,000 nominal value (EUR 2,350,000
effective) with a duration of six year, divided into 2,500 bonds of EUR 1,000
nominal value, at an issue price of 94% of the nominal sum with a fixed
annual coupon of 6% (effective return approx. 7.4% at a 94% issuing price).

The interest is paid monthly in arrears. The bond is redeemed in full at
maturity. As the bonds are quoted on the NPEX online trading platform, they
will be tradable on a monthly basis.

RoodMicrotec will offer warrants on its shares with an exercise price of 13
eurocents to bond holders who invest in this bond loan. A pre-emptive right
is granted to RoodMicrotec shareholders pro rata to the number of shares

'With the extra resources we are hoping to realise with the issue of this bond
loan with mortgage cover, we will be able to respond more quickly and
flexibly to market trends. I expect that this will enable RoodMicrotec to
give its sales growth extra momentum. We are satisfied with the chosen
structure because it offers our investors an attractive return at a very low
risk', said Philip Nijenhuis, RoodMicrotec CEO.

Further details are available in the brochure 'Bond Loan with Mortgage Cover'
published An investment
memorandum will also be drawn up for this bond loan, which is expected to be
published at the end of May on

About RoodMicrotec
With 40 years' experience as an independent value-added service provider in
the area of micro and optoelectronics, RoodMicrotec offers fabless companies,
OEMs and other companies a one-stop shopping proposition. With itspowerful
RoodMicrotec has built up a strong position in Europe.

Our services comply with the industrial and quality requirements of the high
reliability/space, automotive, telecommunications, medical, IT and
electronics sectors.

'Certified by RoodMicrotec'
concerns inter alia testing of products to the stringent ISO/TS 16949 standard
that applies to suppliers to the automotive industry. The company also has an
accredited laboratory for test activities and calibration to the ISO/IEC
17025 standard.

The value-added services comprise inter alia (eXtended) supply chain
management, failure&technology analysis, qualification&burn-in, test-&product
engineering, production test (including device programming and end-of-line
service), ESD/ESDFOS assessment&training, quality&reliability consulting and
total manufacturing solutions with partners.

RoodMicrotec has branches in Germany (Dresden, Nördlingen, Stuttgart), the UK
(Bath) and the Netherlands (Zwolle).

Further information:
Philip Nijenhuis, CEO
Telephone +31 (0) 38 4215216


PressRelease - RoodMicrotec Bond Loans


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: RoodMicrotec N.V. via Globenewswire


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