KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digicel Group Limited ("Digicel") today announced that it has received and accepted for purchase $546,499,000 aggregate principal amount, or 70.52%, of its outstanding 10.5% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "Notes") validly tendered by 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 1, 2014 and expects to pay for tendered Notes on April 2, 2014.
In addition, the Company has received consents from holders of 70.52% of the Notes as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 1, 2014. The consents are sufficient to effect all of the proposed amendments to the indenture governing the Notes as set forth in Digicel's Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated March 19, 2014 (the "Statement") and the related Letter of Transmittal and Consent, pursuant to which the tender offer and the consent solicitation are being made. The proposed amendments eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain default provisions. Digicel has executed a supplemental indenture effecting the proposed amendments to the indenture, and the supplemental indenture is binding on the holders of Notes not purchased in the tender offer.
The Company has retained Citigroup Global Markets Inc. to serve as the dealer manager and solicitation agent for the tender offer and consent solicitation. Questions regarding the tender offer and consent solicitation may be directed to Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at Attn: Liability Management Group, (800) 558-3745 (toll-free), (212) 723-6106 (collect). Requests for documents may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the information agent for the tender offer and consent solicitation, at (212) 430-3774 (collect) or at (866) 470-3700 (toll-free).
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell the Notes or any other securities, nor shall there be any purchase of our Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or purchase would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The tender offer and consent solicitation is being made solely pursuant to the Statement and the related letter of transmittal, which set forth the complete terms of the tender offer and consent solicitation.
Forward Looking Statements
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After 12 years of operation, Digicel Group has over 13 million customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia-Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
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