Edenor Announces Status Of Its Offer To Purchase Any And All Of Its Outstanding 10.5% Senior Notes Due 2017 And Offer To Exchange Any And All Outstanding 10.5% Senior Notes Due 2017 For Its 9.75% Senior Notes Due 2022 Plus Cash
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Edenor S.A. (Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A.) (the "Company") announces the status of its offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 10.5% Senior Notes due 2017 (the "Existing Notes") for cash (the "Offer to Purchase") and its offer to exchange any and all of its outstanding Existing Notes for its 9.75% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "New Notes") plus cash (the "Exchange Offer" and together with the Offer to Purchase, the "Offers").
Status of the Offer to Purchase and the Exchange Offer
As of 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on October 15, 2010, U.S. $30,643,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Existing Notes, representing approximately 20.61% of the outstanding Existing Notes, excluding the U.S. $65.3 million of Existing Notes that the Company currently holds, had been validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) in the Offer to Purchase, and U.S. $86,104,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Existing Notes, representing approximately 57.90% of the outstanding Existing Notes, excluding the U.S. $65.3 million of Existing Notes that the Company currently holds, had been validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) in the Exchange Offer. The total aggregate principal amount of the Existing Notes tendered (and not validly withdrawn) in the Offers as of 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on October 15, 2010, is U.S. $116,747,000, representing approximately 78.51% of the outstanding Existing Notes, excluding the U.S. $65.3 million of Existing Notes that the Company currently holds.
The Offers are being made only to holders who have properly completed, executed and delivered to the information agent an eligibility letter, whereby such holder has represented to the Company that it is, or in the event that it is acting on behalf of a beneficial owner of Existing Notes, it has received a written certification from such beneficial owner to the effect that such beneficial owner is (i) a "qualified institutional buyer," or "QIB," as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or (ii) a "non-U.S. Person" (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act).
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