STAMFORD, Conn., June 27, 2017 /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 $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of Notes consisting of the following securities:
- $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due February 2028 (the "2028 Notes"). These notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.750% per annum and will be issued at a price of 99.166% of the aggregate principal amount.
- $500 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due May 2047 (the "Follow-on Notes," and together with the 2028 Notes, the "Notes"). The Follow-on Notes will bear interest at a rate of 5.375% per annum and will be issued at a price of 106.529% of the aggregate principal amount. The Follow-on Notes will form a part of the same series as the 5.375% Senior Secured Notes issued on April 20, 2017 in the aggregate principal amount of $1.25 billion.
The Notes will result in proceeds of approximately $1.5 billion after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and new issue discount.
Charter intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to pay related fees and expenses and for general corporate purposes, including potential buybacks of the Class A common stock of Charter or common units of Charter Communications Holdings, LLC. Charter expects to close the offering of the Notes on July 6, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Notes were sold to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The offering is subject to, among other things, market conditions.
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 (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
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SOURCE Charter Communications, Inc.