LONDON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT, "IGT") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, International Game Technology (the "Issuer"), today announced the results of the Issuer's consent solicitations (the "Solicitations") from holders of the two series of Notes described in the table below (the "Notes") with respect to proposed amendments relating to each series of the Notes.
Title of Security
Principal Amount Outstanding
Cash Consent Fee Per $1,000 Principal Amount
5.50% Notes due 2020
5.35% Notes due 2023
The Issuer received the requisite consents from holders of a majority in outstanding principal amount of each series of Notes. As a result, the Issuer executed amendments to the supplemental indentures with respect to each series of Notes effecting the proposed amendments, which amended the terms of the reporting covenant of the Notes to permit the Issuer to furnish the required information with respect to IGT instead of the Issuer if and for so long as IGT fully and unconditionally guarantees the Notes. IGT unconditionally guaranteed both series of the Notes on April 22, 2015.
The consent fee of $2.50 in cash per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes will be paid to the consenting holders of such Notes on or before April 29, 2015.
This announcement is for information purposes only and is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. This announcement is also not a solicitation of consents with respect to the amendment of any securities.
About the Issuer The Issuer is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IGT.
About IGT IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of prime content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately $6 billion in revenues and more than 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.merger.igt.com.
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