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TI Increases Return to Shareholders with $1 Billion Stock Buyback and More Than 17% Raise in Dividend

Sep 16, 2004

DALLAS (Sept. 16, 2004) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to repurchase $1 billion of its common stock.

Additionally, the company plans to increase its quarterly cash dividend by more than 17 percent. TI’s new quarterly dividend rate will be $0.025 per quarter, resulting in annual dividend payments of $0.10 per share. TI has paid dividends to its shareholders on an uninterrupted basis since June 1, 1962.

“TI has built leading positions in the industry’s fastest growing markets. As a result, we have excellent growth opportunity, a healthy long-term financial outlook and a balance sheet that is the strongest in our history. This success enables us to increase the return we deliver our shareholders with a large stock buyback and a higher dividend,” said Rich Templeton, TI’s president and chief executive officer.

TI plans to repurchase shares at times and prices considered appropriate by the company. The share repurchase program announced today is in addition to the company’s existing plan to repurchase 21 million shares authorized in February 2004.

TI expects the first quarterly distribution of the new dividend will be payable November 22, 2004, to stockholders of record on November 1, 2004, contingent upon formal declaration by the Board of Directors at its regular meeting in October. TI currently pays a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02125, or $0.085 annually.

The company had 1,731,077,633 shares outstanding at the end of the quarter, June 30, 2004.

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We urge you to carefully consider the following important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations of the company or its management:

  • Market demand for semiconductors, particularly for analog chips and digital signal processors in key markets, such as telecommunications and computers;
  • TI’s ability to maintain or improve profit margins, including its ability to utilize its manufacturing facilities at sufficient levels to cover its fixed operating costs, in an intensely competitive and cyclical industry;
  • TI’s ability to develop, manufacture and market innovative products in a rapidly changing technological environment;
  • TI’s ability to compete in products and prices in an intensely competitive industry;
  • The timing of customer inventory adjustments;
  • Losses or curtailments of purchases from key customers;
  • TI’s ability to maintain and enforce a strong intellectual property portfolio and obtain needed licenses from third parties;
  • Consolidation of TI’s patent licensees and market conditions reducing royalty payments to TI;
  • Economic, social and political conditions in the countries in which TI, its customers or its suppliers operate, including security risks, health conditions, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
  • Availability of raw materials and critical manufacturing equipment;
  • TI’s ability to recruit and retain skilled personnel;
  • Fluctuations in the market value of TI’s investments and in interest rates; and
  • Timely implementation of new manufacturing technologies, installation of manufacturing equipment, and the ability to obtain needed third-party foundry and assembly/test subcontract services.

For a more detailed discussion of these factors, see the text under the heading “Cautionary Statements Regarding Future Results of Operations” in Item 1 of the company’s most recent Form 10-K. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date of publication, and the company undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com.