ChipMOS slides on proposed pricing of Taiwanese subsidiary

|About: ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (IMOS)|By:, SA News Editor

ChipMOS shares (IMOS -4.2%) are sliding after the company announced it plans to sell 170M outstanding common shares of its majority-owned subsidiary, ChipMOS Taiwan, at a price of $0.67/share (NT$20).

The sale would represent 20.2% of outstanding shares of the subsidiary and reduce ChipMOS's stake to 533.3M shares (63.3% of shares outstanding). The move is part of ChipMOS's plan to list the subsidiary on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, which requires ChipMOS to own no more than 70% of outstanding shares.

The company expects the sale to close in mid-Oct.