October 24, 2016 at 8:01 AM EDT

Silicon Motion Announces Increase in Annual Dividend, Payable Quarterly

TAIPEI, Taiwan and MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 24, 2016 (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 to be paid in quarterly installments.

As the Company’s growth and profitability have been strong, the Board has decided to increase its annual dividend payment to $0.80 per ADS1,2 which will be paid in four quarterly installments of $0.20 per ADS3 according to the following anticipated record and payment dates:

Record Date   Payment Date
November 7, 2016   November 17, 2016
February 13, 2017   February 23, 2017
May 5, 2017   May 18, 2017
August 7, 2017   August 17, 2017

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

“The Board has decided to increase our dividend payment to further enhance returns to our shareholders,” said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion. “We have been paying a quarterly $0.15 dividend for about four years. Now, with our expectations of continued strong business outlook and further improvements in free cash flow, we are confident in increasing our dividend payment.”

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 are subject to the Board's continuing determination that the payment of dividends are in the best interests of the Company’s shareholders and are in compliance with all laws and agreements of the Company applicable to the declaration and payment of cash dividends.

1 One ADS is equivalent to four ordinary shares.
2 $0.80 per ADS is equivalent to $0.20 per ordinary share.
3 $0.20 per ADS is equivalent to $0.05 per ordinary share.

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 solutions and ship over 750 million NAND controllers annually, more than any other company in the world.  Our controllers are widely used in embedded storage products such as SSDs and eMMCs which are found in smartphones, PCs and industrial and commercial applications.  We also supply specialized high-performance enterprise 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

Forward-Looking Statements:
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