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Alliance Semiconductor Declares Special Cash Dividend.



Alliance Semiconductor Provides Business Update

SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, city, Cuba
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, Calif. -- Alliance Semiconductor Corporation (Pink Sheets:ALSC ALSC Association for Library Service to Children
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ALSC Afloat Logistics and Sealift Capability
ALSC American Lumber Standards Committee, Inc.
ALSC Advanced Logistics Systems Center (AFMC) 
) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend and provided an update on the Company's activities. Alliance's Board of Directors declared a special one-time cash dividend of $0.10 per share, which is payable May 20, 2008 to stockholders of record as of May 12, 2008. Mel Keating, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Alliance, said, "With the payment of this dividend, our Board will have returned a total of $4.10 per share in cash dividends to our stockholders since July 2007."

Business Update

Alliance's management and Board of Directors continue to focus on realizing value for the Company's stockholders. The Company sold 4,510,565 shares of Tower Semiconductor Ltd. for approximately $5.8 million during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 (fiscal year 2008), of which $2.3 million represents fourth quarter sales, realizing a GAAP GAAP

See: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


GAAP

See generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
 loss for fiscal year 2008 on such sales of approximately $1.1 million (a loss of $1.2 million for the fourth quarter). Alliance also has sold 1,563,982 Tower shares for proceeds of approximately $1.5 million since that date. The Company currently holds approximately 112,000 shares of Tower Semiconductor, and expects to fully liquidate To pay and settle the amount of a debt; to convert assets to cash; to aggregate the assets of an insolvent enterprise and calculate its liabilities in order to settle with the debtors and the creditors and apportion the remaining assets, if any, among the stockholders or owners of the  its remaining position in Tower during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, subject to market prices and other market conditions.

As previously announced, Alliance will receive a federal income tax refund Tax refund

Money back from the government when too much tax has been paid or withheld from a salary.
 of approximately $6.6 million, plus interest, for the 2001 tax year. The amount of the interest payment and the timing of the total payment have not been determined, but Alliance estimates, based on its review of the applicable regulations, that the interest should be approximately $2 million and currently expects to recognize its calculation of the estimated amount in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. The Internal Revenue Service has not confirmed Alliance's calculation of the interest amount and its calculation could be more or less. The interest will increase as payment is delayed. Alliance also expects to receive a California income tax refund, primarily for fiscal 2002, of approximately $1.6 million, although the state of California has not confirmed the timing or amount of this refund.

Following the payment of the dividend announced, Alliance expects its remaining cash to be approximately $1.7 million which, given the reductions in administrative expenses implemented after all operations were discontinued and after the asset sales which took place in fiscal years 2007 and 2008, Alliance believes will be more than adequate to meet anticipated expenses and obligations. Alliance continues to hold $59,425,000 in face amount of asset-backed securities Asset-backed security

A security that is collateralized by loans, leases, receivables, or installment contracts on personal property, not real estate.


asset-backed security

A debt security collateralized by specific assets.
 issued by the Anchorage Anchorage (ăng`kərĭj), city (1990 pop. 226,338), Anchorage census div., S central Alaska, a port at the head of Cook Inlet; inc. 1920.  Finance Master Trust and the Dutch Harbor Dutch Harbor: see Aleutian Islands.  Finance Master Trust. Although recent auctions for these securities have not provided liquidity, all interest payments have been timely made.

Alliance is not currently able to report its estimated earnings (loss) for the entire 2008 fiscal year, but currently anticipates that recognition of the interest on its tax refund will offset losses on the Tower share sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008. Although Alliance is uncertain whether this will produce positive earnings for the fourth quarter, Alliance expects to report positive earnings for the fiscal year, primarily attributable to the reversal of tax accruals Accruals

Accounts on a balance sheet that represent liabilities and non-cash-based assets used in accrual-based accounting. These accounts include, among many others, accounts payable, accounts receivable, goodwill, future tax liability and future interest expense.
 in the third quarter.

Forward-Looking Statements forward-looking statement

A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections.
 

Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding our assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events. Words or phrases such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," and "expects," or similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the amount of realized losses Realized Loss

A loss recognized when assets are sold for a price lower than the original purchase price.

Notes:
A portion of the realized loss may be applied against a capital gain or realized profit to reduce taxes.
 from the sales of Tower Semiconductor shares and the anticipated timing of future sales of Tower shares; the amount and timing of anticipated federal and California state income tax refunds, related interest calculations and the timing of the recognition of such interest; the amount and adequacy of our cash reserves Cash reserves

See: Cash investments


cash reserves

Investment funds that are held in short-term assets such as Treasury bills and certificates of deposit until more permanent investment opportunities are available.
; and our estimated earnings for fiscal year 2008 and the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed. We caution that while we make such statements in good faith and we believe such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, including without limitation, management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in records, and other data available from third parties, we cannot assure you that our projections will be achieved. In addition to other factors and matters discussed from time to time in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, some important factors that could cause actual results or outcomes for Alliance or our subsidiaries to differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements include: unforeseen expenses and our ability to have cash resources for continued operations; fluctuations in the value and liquidity of securities we own; litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.
; uncertainty regarding the finalization Writing the table of contents (TOC) on a recordable CD or DVD disc. The finalization process ensures that the disc can be played back on most CD and DVD players. See disc-at-once.  of the interest calculations related to our expected federal and California state income tax refunds; the audit by our independent registered public accounting firm of our financial statements and related footnotes for fiscal year 2008 and their review of the financial statements for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008; and adverse state, federal or foreign legislation or regulation or adverse determinations by regulators. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors.
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