Axtel Announces Majority Participation In Exchange Offers
Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AXTELCPO; OTC: AXTLY) (“AXTEL” or “the Company”), a Mexican fixed-line integrated telecommunications company, today announced that in respect to the pending exchange offers being made by its wholly owned subsidiary Axtel Capital, S. de R.L. de C.V. (formerly Axtel Capital, S.A. de C.V. SOFOM E.N.R.) to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) any and all of AXTEL’s outstanding 7.625% Senior Notes due 2017 (the “2017 Notes”) and 9.00% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”, and together with the 2017 Notes, the “Old Notes”), it has received tenders from holders of a majority in principal amount of each series of the Old Notes in satisfaction of the minimum tender condition.
“The Early Tender Date results were consistent with our plans. As a result of constructive discussions we had with various bondholders, we improved the economic terms of the offer and obtained a satisfactory level of participation that included the managers of accounts owning the two largest holdings of the Old Notes,” stated Mr. Felipe Canales, AXTEL’s Chief Financial Officer. “We expect that when the exchange offer closes later this month, our recapitalization strategy will be completed positioning AXTEL for a sustainable period of profitable growth,” added Mr. Canales.
The consummation of the Exchange Offers and related consent solicitations are subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Exchange, including, among other things, the concurrent consummation of the sale-and-leaseback transaction with MATC Digital, S. de R.L. de C.V., a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation which has been previously disclosed by Axtel, and on other terms and conditions.
The complete terms and conditions of the Exchange Offers and consent solicitations are de-scribed in the Offer to Exchange, copies of which may be obtained by eligible holders by contacting D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the exchange offers and consent solicitations, at 48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10005, (212) 269-5550 (collect) or (800) 967-4612 (toll free), or firstname.lastname@example.org.The New Notes have not been 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 registration requirements, and will therefore be subject to substantial restrictions on transfer.
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