Virgin Media intends to use the net proceeds from the notes offering to repurchase its outstanding 9.50% senior notes due 2016 and $250 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.375% dollar- and 8.875% sterling-denominated senior notes due 2019 pursuant to Virgin Media Finance PLC’s tender offer, announced October 10, 2012, any subsequent redemption of the senior notes due 2016 and to pay related fees and expenses.
As of October 10, 2012, $850 million aggregate principal amount of dollar-denominated and €180 million aggregate principal amount of euro-denominated 9.50% senior notes due 2016 were outstanding. As of October 10, 2012, $600 million aggregate principal amount of 8.375% dollar- and £350 million aggregate principal amount of 8.875% sterling-denominated senior notes due 2019 were outstanding. The settlement date for the 9.50% senior notes due 2016 which have been validly tendered prior to the early tender deadline and not withdrawn is expected to be October 31, 2012. The expiration date of the tender offer is now November 7, 2012. The expected settlement date for those senior notes due 2016 tendered after the early tender deadline and the senior notes due 2019 validly tendered and accepted is on or around November 8, 2012.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or any other securities of Virgin Media, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. A registration statement relating to the notes became effective on February 27, 2012, and this offering is being made by means of a prospectus supplement.
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