NII Holdings Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Notes

Mar 24, 2011, 07:10 ET from NII Holdings, Inc.

RESTON, Va., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) today announced that it intends to offer through its wholly owned subsidiary NII Capital Corp., subject to market and other conditions, approximately $500 million principal amount of Senior Notes due 2021.  The notes will be issued by NII Capital Corp. and guaranteed by NII Holdings and certain of NII Holdings' other United States subsidiaries.

NII intends to use the net proceeds from the notes offering for general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, expansion of its existing network, either through capital expenditures for internal expansion or acquisitions of other operators; the acquisition of telecommunications spectrum licenses or other assets; the deployment of new network technologies; or the refinancing, repayment or repurchase of outstanding indebtedness.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated will act as joint book-running managers for the notes offering.  

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.  The proposed offering is being made pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which is effective.  The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus.  A copy of the preliminary prospectus for the offering may be obtained from the SEC's website at  Alternatively, the underwriters will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus upon request to Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526, fax: (212) 902-9316, email:  

About NII Holdings

NII Holdings a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. NII Holdings has operations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile offering a fully integrated wireless communications tool with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect® and International Direct Connect(SM), a digital two-way radio feature.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including "may," "believe," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," "intend," and "forecast," or other similar words.  Statements contained in this press release are based upon information presently available to us and assumptions that we believe to be reasonable. We are not assuming any duty to update this information should those facts change or should we no longer believe the assumptions to be reasonable.  These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, general market conditions, the market for the company's securities, the performance of the company's business and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  There is no assurance that NII Holdings, Inc. will offer the notes or on what terms.


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