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Charter Communications : Prices $3.0 Billion Senior Secured Notes
|11/19/2020 | 08:20pm|
STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) (along with its subsidiaries, "Charter") today announced that its subsidiaries, Charter Communications Operating, LLC and Charter Communications Operating Capital Corp. (collectively, the "Issuers"), have priced $3.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes consisting of the following securities:
- $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2032 (the "2032 Notes"). The 2032 Notes will bear interest at a rate of 2.300% per annum and will be issued at a price of 99.786% of the aggregate principal amount.
- $650 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2051 (the "2051 Notes"). The 2051 Notes will form a part of the same series as the Issuers' senior secured notes due 2051 issued on April 17, 2020, which bear interest at a rate of 3.700% per annum. The 2051 Notes will be issued at a price of 100.791% of the aggregate principal amount.
- $1.35 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2061 (the "2061 Notes," and together with the 2032 Notes and 2051 Notes, the "Notes"). The 2061 Notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.850% per annum and will be issued at a price of 99.882% of the aggregate principal amount.
Charter intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes for general corporate purposes, including to fund potential buybacks of Class A common stock of Charter or common units of Charter Communications Holdings, LLC, to repay certain indebtedness and to pay related fees and expenses. Charter expects to close the offering of the Notes on December 4, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.
The offering and sale of the Notes were made pursuant to an effective automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co LLC were Joint Book-Running Managers for the offering. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement dated November 19, 2020 and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which, when available, may be obtained on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005; Telephone: (800) 503-4611; E-mail: prospectus.CPDG@db.com, or by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179; Telephone: (212) 834-4533, or by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This news release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale, nor is it an offer to purchase, or the solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 30 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.
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