Credit Event

Renesas Electronics Corporation

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Question: Has a Restructuring Credit Event occurred with respect to Renesas Electronics Corporation?   On September 30, 2013, Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”) announced that it has received financial assistances in the form of debt waivers agreed to by its creditors on September 30, 2013 (see “attachment 1” (Japanese) and “attachment 2” (English) below).   As reported by Renesas on September 28, 2012, a total of JPY49.5 billion in new financing was procured from its major shareholders (see “attachment 3” below). The financing includes a loan of JPY17.5 billion from Hitachi, Ltd., a loan of JPY14.5 billion from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and a security deposit of JPY17.5 billion from NEC Corporation (together with the 2 loans, the “Obligations”).   To implement further restructuring measures, Renesas subsequently entered into negotiations with its major shareholders with a view to changing the loan conditions, resulting in the receipt of planned financial assistance in the form of a partial debt waiver from some of its major shareholders who are also creditors. According to the press release of Renesas dated September 30, 2013, the amount of the debt waivers is JPY7.636 billion, which amounts to 1.46% of Renesas’s total liabilities. The debt waivers relate to part of the Obligations.   These financial assistances will result in the occurrence of extraordinary profit in the second quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. Renesas plans to record gains of JPY7.636 billion arising from the debt waiver to be recorded in the financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, as special income.   Accordingly, Renesas has agreed certain amendments in respect of the financing it procured from its major shareholders as reported in September 2012. The amendments to the loan conditions referred to in the press release of Renesas dated September 30, 2013 amount to a reduction in its obligation to repay amounts in respect of its Obligations in excess of the Default Requirement of JPY 1,000,000,000, leading to the occurrence of a potential Restructuring Credit Event.      

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(attachment 1) http://japan.renesas.com/press/news/2013/news20130930d.jsp

(attachment 2) http://www.renesas.com/press/news/2013a/news20130930d.jsp

(attachment 3) http://www.renesas.com/press/news/2000/news20120928a.jsp

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