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TI to Repurchase Additional $2 Billion in Stock, Increase Dividend by 20%

Jul 25, 2005

DALLAS (July 25, 2005) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase an additional $2 billion of its common stock. This is the third large repurchase program the company has announced in the past 10 months.

Additionally, the company plans to raise its quarterly cash dividend 20 percent. TI’s new quarterly dividend rate will be $0.03 per quarter, resulting in annual dividend payments of $0.12 per share. The company’s previous dividend increase was announced in September 2004. TI has paid dividends to its shareholders on an uninterrupted basis since June 1, 1962.

“TI’s leading position in high-growth markets and the strongest balance sheet in our history are allowing us to deliver more value directly to our shareholders with an additional large stock buyback and dividend increase,” said Rich Templeton, TI’s president and chief executive officer.

TI plans to repurchase shares at times and prices considered appropriate by the company. TI has nearly completed its previously authorized buyback programs, totaling $3 billion. When combined with today’s announcement, the Board has authorized the repurchase of $5 billion of stock since September 2004. The company had 1623 million shares outstanding at the end of the second quarter, June 30, 2005.

TI expects the first quarterly distribution of the new dividend will be payable November 21, 2005, to stockholders of record on October 31, 2005, contingent upon formal declaration by the Board of Directors at its regular meeting in October.

TI currently pays a quarterly cash dividend of $0.025, or $0.10 annually.

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  • Market demand for semiconductors, particularly for analog chips and digital signal processors in key markets such as telecommunications and computers;
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Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls and Education Technology. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

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