AMD Announces Proposed Sale and Lease-back of AMD Singapore Facility to Sabana Shari’ah Compliant Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ‚ÄĒ8/22/2013 

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announ­ced that its Sin­ga­po­re sub­si­dia­ry, Advan­ced Micro Devices (Sin­ga­po­re) Pte Ltd. (AMD Sin­ga­po­re), has ente­red into a con­di­tio­nal put-and-call opti­on agree­ment to sell and lea­se-back its Sin­ga­po­re faci­li­ty loca­ted at 508 Chai Chee Lane, Sin­ga­po­re 469032 to HSBC Insti­tu­tio­nal Trust Ser­vices (Sin­ga­po­re) Limi­t­ed, in its capa­ci­ty as trus­tee of Saba­na Shari’ah Com­pli­ant Indus­tri­al Real Estate Invest­ment Trust (Saba­na REIT). The tran­sac­tion is expec­ted to gene­ra­te pro­ceeds of appro­xi­m­ate­ly 59 mil­li­on Sin­ga­po­re dol­lars (USD$46 mil­li­on), net of all fees, which will be reflec­ted in AMD’s third quar­ter 2013 finan­cial state­ments when repor­ted on Oct. 17, 2013. AMD expects to record a gain of appro­xi­m­ate­ly $16 mil­li­on in the third quar­ter of 2013. AMD Sin­ga­po­re will con­ti­nue its ope­ra­ti­ons in a por­ti­on of the Sin­ga­po­re faci­li­ty and has nego­tia­ted a 10-year sub-lea­se agree­ment with Saba­na REIT with exten­si­on opti­ons to con­ti­nue tho­se ope­ra­ti­ons. The sub-lea­se would be effec­ti­ve upon the clo­se of the sale of the property.

Pri­or to tran­sac­tion clo­se, AMD Sin­ga­po­re needs to secu­re final appr­oval from the JTC Cor­po­ra­ti­on (JTC), the Sin­ga­po­re enti­ty tas­ked with mana­ging the country’s indus­tri­al infra­struc­tu­re. The com­pa­ny anti­ci­pa­tes secu­ring all requi­red appr­ovals from the JTC as part of clo­sing the transaction.

The sale of AMD’s Sin­ga­po­re faci­li­ty is in kee­ping with AMD’s stra­tegy to redu­ce invest­ments and capi­tal in non-core parts of the busi­ness, inclu­ding real estate. AMD laun­ched ope­ra­ti­ons in Sin­ga­po­re in 1984 and remains com­mit­ted to the site as a vital part of the company’s glo­bal ope­ra­ti­ons. In 2012, AMD Sin­ga­po­re com­ple­ted its trans­for­ma­ti­on from a high-volu­me manu­fac­tu­ring site to an engi­nee­ring cen­ter of excel­lence and curr­ent­ly employs appro­xi­m­ate­ly 500 people.

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