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SMART Global Holdings, Inc. Announces Refinancing Transaction

  • Extends maturities of Term Loans to August 2022 and Revolver to February 2022
  • Substantially reduces annual interest expense and increases operating flexibility
  • Terminates outstanding Second Tranche Warrants

NEWARK, CA, August 9, 2017SMART Global Holdings, Inc. ("SMART") (NASDAQ: SGH), the parent company of SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., today announced the refinancing of the Senior Secured Credit Agreement of its operating group. The transaction increases the principal amount of the Term Loans from $151 million to $165 million. The maturity on the Term Loans is extended to August 2022, while the maturity on the Revolver is extended to February 2022. The Term Loans bear interest at LIBOR + 6.25% and the rate on the Revolver is unchanged at LIBOR + 4.00%.

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SMART Modular Announces its Gen-Z NVRAM Media Controller Demonstration Card

Supports OEMs adopting the new Gen-Z high bandwidth, low latency interconnect protocol standardfor handling big data.

NEWARK, CA, August 8, 2017SMART Modular Technologies, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH), and a leader in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions including memory modules, Flash memory cards and other solid state storage products, today announced its Gen-Z NVRAM media controller demonstration card. In a PCIe HHHL (half-height half-length) form factor, SMART’s demonstration cardsupports the Gen-Z interconnect standard which was developed to enable new solution architectures for delivering high levels of performance (high-bandwidth, low-latency), software efficiency, power optimizations, and industry agility.

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SMART Modular Announces NVDIMMs with Encryption for High Security Applications

NEWARK, CA, August 8, 2017SMART Modular Technologies, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH), and a leader in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions including memory modules, Flash memory cards and other solid state storage products, today announced that its DDR4 NVDIMMs are now available with encryption. With the addition of encryption, SMART’s NVDIMMs are ideally suited for financial and other data-sensitive applications where protecting data on the NVDIMM is critical.

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SMART Modular Announces NVM Express Card Featuring MRAM Technology for Persistent Memory Applications

SMART will be showcasing its new MRAM solution in booth 627 at the Flash Memory Summit, August 8-10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

NEWARK, CA, August 7, 2017SMART Modular Technologies, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH), and a leader in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions including memory modules, Flash memory cards and other solid state storage products,today announced its MRAM NVM Express Card. The PCIe HHHL (Half-Height Half-Length) form factor card is an MRAM based SSD that provides the high-speed and high-endurance associated with DRAMs, combined with the non-volatility of Flash without the need for power backup.

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SMART Modular Introduces the 50TB Osmium Drive™, a 3.5 Inch MLC-Based SAS Solid State Drive

The Osmium Drive is designed to help rapidly scale storage capacity while reducing power, space, and cooling costs in data centers.

NEWARK, CA, August 4, 2017SMART Modular Technologies, a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH), and a leader in specialty memory, storage and hybrid solutions including memory modules, Flash memory cards and other solid state storage products, today introduced the Osmium Drive™. The Osmium Drive is an ultra-high-capacity Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive in a 3.5 inch form-factor. This MLC-based solid state drive can be immediately integrated into current systems for cloud storage, big data, digital imaging, artificial intelligence computing and other data-intensive data center applications. The Osmium Drive combines ultra-high-capacity and power efficiency unmatched by conventional hard disk drives (HDDs), and is available in capacities of 25TB and 50TB.

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