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GENERAL INSTRUMENT TO INCREASE SIZE OF CONVERTIBLE DEBT OFFERING FROM $300 MILLION TO $450 MILLION

 CHICAGO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- General Instrument Corporation (NYSE: GIC) announced today that it has amended the registration statement for its pending convertible debt offering to increase the size of the offering from $300 million to $450 million. Proceeds from the sale of the convertible junior subordinated notes will be used to repay a substantial portion of its existing 9-1/2 percent subordinated debentures.
 Goldman Sachs & Co. and Merrill Lynch & Co. will co-manage the offering.
 General Instrument is a world leader in broadband communications, distribution and access control technologies for cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcasting applications, as well as in discrete power rectifying components.
 A registration statement relating to the convertible notes has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. A prospectus for the offering may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co., 85 Broad St., New York, NY 10004.
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 /CONTACT: George Sard or Anna Cordasco of Sard Verbinnen & Co., 212-687-8080, for General Instrument/
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