Charter Prices $2.5 Billion Senior Unsecured Notes
STAMFORD, Conn., March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) (along with its subsidiaries, "Charter") today announced that its subsidiaries, CCO Holdings, LLC and CCO Holdings Capital Corp. (collectively, the "Issuers"), have priced $2.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes consisting of the following securities:
- $1.1 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2030 (the "2030 Notes"). The 2030 Notes will form a part of the same series as the Issuers' senior unsecured notes due 2030 issued on February 18, 2020, which bear interest at a rate of 4.500% per annum. The 2030 Notes will be issued at a price of 102.500% of the aggregate principal amount.
- $1.4 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2032 (the "2032 Notes," and together with the 2030 Notes, the "Notes"). The 2032 Notes were offered subsequent to the offering of the 2030 Notes and will bear interest at a rate of 4.500% per annum and will be issued at a price of 100.000% of the aggregate principal amount.
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 repaying certain indebtedness of the Issuers, including to potentially refinance the Issuers' existing 5.250% senior notes due 2022 and 5.125% senior notes due 2023, as well as to fund potential buybacks of Class A common stock of Charter or common units of Charter Communications Holdings, LLC. Charter expects to close the offering of the Notes on March 18, 2020, 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 in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.
Charter Communications, Inc. (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 residential broadband services, including Spectrum TV® programming, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Under the Spectrum Business® brand, Charter provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium-sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Through the Spectrum Enterprise brand, Charter is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter's news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Charter can be found at newsroom.charter.com.
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