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2019/10/25
 

Silicon Motion Announces Annual Dividend Increase

HONG KONG and TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NasdaqGS: SIMO)(“Silicon Motion” or the “Company”), a global leader in designing and marketing NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices, announces today its annual cash dividend of $1.40 per ADS, a 17% increase from the $1.20 per ADS declared last year.

As the Company’s growth and profitability have been strong, the Board has decided to increase its annual dividend payment to $1.40 per ADS1,2 which will be paid in four quarterly installments of $0.35 per ADS3 according to the following anticipated record and payment dates:

Record Date Payment Date
November 7, 2019 November 21, 2019
February 13, 2020 February 27, 2020
May 7, 2020 May 21, 2020
August 6, 2020 August 20, 2020

The Company’s depository bank’s DR books will be closed for issuance and cancellation on each of the record dates.

“Our Board has decided to increase the Company’s annual dividend to further enhance shareholder returns,” said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion. “Our business continues to generate strong free cash flow and our outlook remains favorable.”

The payment of the annual dividend to be paid in quarterly installments will be made according to the anticipated record and payment dates unless subsequently changed by the Board.  The declaration and payment of future cash dividends is subject to the Board's continuing determination that the payment of dividends is in the best interests of the Company’s shareholders and is in compliance with all laws and agreements of the Company applicable to the declaration and payment of cash dividends.

ABOUT SILICON MOTION:

We are the global leader in supplying NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices and the merchant leader in supplying SSD controllers.  We have the broadest portfolio of controller technologies and our controllers are widely used in embedded storage products such as SSDs and eMMC+UFS devices, which are found in smartphones, PCs and commercial and industrial applications. We have shipped over six billion NAND controllers in the last ten years, more than any other company in the world.  We also supply customized high-performance hyperscale data center and industrial SSD solutions.  Our customers include most of the NAND flash vendors, storage device module makers and leading OEMs.  For further information on Silicon Motion, visit us at www.siliconmotion.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Although such statements are based on our own information and information from other sources we believe to be reliable, you should not place undue reliance on them. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual market trends or our actual results of operations, financial condition or business prospects may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward looking statements for a variety of reasons. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the unpredictable volume and timing of customer orders, which are not fixed by contract but vary on a purchase order basis; the loss of one or more key customers or the significant reduction, postponement, rescheduling or cancellation of orders from these customers; general economic conditions or conditions in the semiconductor or consumer electronics markets; the effects on our business and our customer’s business taking into account the ongoing US-China tariffs and trade disputes; decreases in the overall average selling prices of our products; the payment or non-payment of cash dividends in the future at the discretion of our board of directors; changes in the relative sales mix of our products; our ability to successfully integrate Shannon Systems; changes in our cost of finished goods; the availability, pricing, and timeliness of delivery of other components and raw materials used in our customers' products; our customers' sales outlook, purchasing patterns, and inventory adjustments based on consumer demands and general economic conditions its customers and consumers; our ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new or enhanced products in a timely manner; and the timing of new product announcements or introductions by us or by our competitors. For additional discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other factors, please see the documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on May 15, 2019. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

Investor Contact: Investor Contact:
Christopher Chaney Selina Hsieh
Director of IR and Strategy Investor Relations
E-mail: CChaney@siliconmotion.com E-mail: ir@siliconmotion.com
   
Media Contact:  
Sara Hsu  
Project Manager  
E-mail: sara.hsu@siliconmotion.com  

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1 One ADS is equivalent to four ordinary shares.
2$1.40 per ADS is equivalent to $0.35 per ordinary share.
3$0.35 per ADS is equivalent to $0.0875 per ordinary share.

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