Exhibit (a) (1) (i)
OFFER TO PURCHASE
Offer to Purchase for Cash any and all of its Outstanding
6.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2013
(CUSIP No. 315405AL4)
Ferro Corporation, an Ohio corporation (“Ferro,” the “Company,” “we” or “us”), hereby offers upon the
terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Offer to Purchase (as the same may be amended or
supplemented, the “Offer to Purchase”) and the related Letter of Transmittal (as the same may be amended or
supplemented, the “Letter of Transmittal”), which together constitute the “Tender Offer,” to purchase for cash
any and all of its outstanding 6.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2013 (the “Convertible Notes”).
The consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of Convertible Notes validly tendered and not validly
withdrawn pursuant to the Tender Offer is $1,010 (the “Tender Offer Consideration”).
The Company reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the Tender Offer at any time and from time
to time subject to applicable law, as described herein. The obligation of the Company to purchase Convertible
Notes under the Tender Offer is subject to certain conditions, including, without limitation, the Financing
Condition. See “The Tender Offer — Conditions to Offer.” The Company reserves the right to waive any of the
conditions to the Tender Offer.
Any questions or requests for assistance concerning the terms of the Tender Offer may be directed to Credit
Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (the “Dealer Manager”) at the address and the telephone numbers set forth on the
back cover of this Offer to Purchase. Any questions or requests for assistance concerning the Tender Offer or for
additional copies of this Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal or the other offer documents may be directed
to Global Bondholder Services Corporation (the “Information Agent”) at the address and telephone number set
forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase. Beneficial owners may also contac