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March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS) announced today that it proposes to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, up to
$350 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2020 (the "Notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Alliance Data expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay certain outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
The Notes will be general unsecured senior obligations of Alliance Data, will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain subsidiaries of Alliance Data and will pay interest semi-annually. The interest rate and other terms of the Notes are to be determined by negotiations between Alliance Data and the initial purchasers.
The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in
the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) and its combined businesses is
North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies. Headquartered in
Dallas, Alliance Data employs approximately 8,500 associates at more than 50 locations worldwide.
Alliance Data is a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions, and is the parent company of Epsilon®, a leading provider of multi-channel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and LoyaltyOne®, which owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program,
Canada's premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit our web site,
www.AllianceData.com, or you can follow us on Twitter at
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