November 06, 2015

Sales of Stakes-Replacement

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KS005930, KS005935, SMSN, SMSD) (“SEC” or the “Company”) announced on October 30, 2015 that the Company has authorized the sale of its entire stake in Samsung Fine Chemicals Co., LTD. to Lotte Chemical Corporation. The transaction is subject to regulatory review and certain other customary closing conditions. SEC expects that the transaction will close within the first half of 2016. Samsung Fine Chemicals is an affiliate of SEC.
1. Details of Transaction:
The Company plans to sell a total of 2,164,970 shares of Samsung Fine Chemicals. Certain other affiliates of SEC(i.e., Samsung SDI, Samsung C&T, Hotel Shilla, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics) have also announced their plans to sell their respective stakes in Samsung Fine Chemicals.
* Total number of Samsung Fine Chemicals shares issued: 25,800,000
2. Transaction Amount (Total Consideration): KRW 125.350 billion *
* Subject to adjustments in consideration as per the definitive agreement
3. Date of the Definitive Agreement
The effective date of the definitive agreement is 30 October 2015. The transaction is expected to close within the first half of 2016.
4. Reason for Divestment
The purpose of the divestment is to secure capital for investment in new businesses as well as allocating additional resources to strengthen the Company’s core competencies.
5. Other Information
 Details on contract resolution (including put-option): None
* This public disclosure is in accordance with the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act (Article 200-1) of the Republic of Korea, which requires major shareholders of a stock-listed corporation to report matters concerning the current status of specific securities, etc. owned by type and changes therein. This disclosure contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that such
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect actual results from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements due to, without limitation, (i) general economic conditions, including in particular economic conditions in SEC’s core businesses and core markets, (ii) performance of financial markets, including emerging markets, and including market volatility, liquidity and credit events, (iii) currency exchange rates, (iv) changing levels of competition, (v) changes in laws and regulations, (vi) general competitive factors, in each case on a local, regional, national and/or global basis. The matters discussed herein may also be affected by risks and uncertainties described from time to time in SEC’s filings with the Korea Stock Exchange (KRX), FSS (Korea) and Samsung Website. Further information about risks and uncertainties affecting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is included throughout our most recent annual and interim reports, as well as our most recent earnings release, which are available on Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements of SEC may vary materially from those described in the relevant forward-looking statement, and all such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different from those expressed herein. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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