JetBlue Airways Corporation Announces Redemption of its 5.50% Convertible Debentures Due 2038 (Series A)
NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq: JBLU) announced today that it will redeem all of its outstanding 5.50% convertible debentures due 2038 (Series A) (the "Notes") at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes, together with accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. Approximately $52,150,000 of the 5.50% Notes remain outstanding as of October 27, 2013. On and after the date of redemption, interest on the 5.50% Notes will cease to accrue.
The trustee and paying agent, Wilmington Trust Company, will send the notices of redemption to the registered holders of the Notes on or about October 28, 2013, with an expected redemption date on December 3, 2013. Notes are to be surrendered to the trustee in exchange for payment of the redemption price. Each holder of the Notes has a right to convert its Notes called for redemption. Further information regarding the mechanics and timing of the calls for redemption will be contained in the applicable trustee notice. Questions relating to, and requests for additional copies of, the notices of redemption should be directed to Wilmington Trust Company (email: MikeOller@WilmingtonTrust.com).
This announcement is not an offer to purchase or solicitation of an offer to purchase or a solicitation of tenders or consents with respect to any Notes and nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
As New York's Hometown Airline™ and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue carries approximately 30 million customers a year to 79 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with more than 750 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. JetBlue's fleet totals 190 aircraft, comprising 130 Airbus A320s, 1 Airbus A321 and 59 EMBRAER 190s. Upcoming destinations include Detroit, Mich., Savannah, Ga., and Worcester, Mass. as well as Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and Lima, Peru, subject to receipt of government approval. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. When used in this document and in documents incorporated herein by reference, the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "targets" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including, without limitation, our extremely competitive industry; volatility in financial and credit markets which could affect our ability to obtain debt and/or lease financing or to raise funds through debt or equity issuances; increases in fuel prices, maintenance costs and interest rates; our ability to implement our growth strategy, including the ability to operate reliably the EMBRAER 190 aircraft and our new terminal at JFK; our significant fixed obligations; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and maintain our culture as we grow; our reliance on high daily aircraft utilization; our dependence on the New York metropolitan market and the effect of increased congestion in this market; our reliance on automated systems and technology; our being subject to potential unionization; our reliance on a limited number of suppliers; changes in or additional government regulation; changes in our industry due to other airlines' financial condition; a continuance of the economic recessionary conditions in the U.S. or a further economic downturn leading to a continuing or accelerated decrease in demand for domestic and business air travel; and external geopolitical events and conditions. Further information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to, the Company's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways Corporation