COVINGTON, La., May 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (OTCBB:GSAT) announced today that the forbearance agreement with respect to the Company's 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2028 (the "Existing Notes") has been amended to extend the forbearance period through 11:59 pm (ET) on May 20, 2013 as negotiations with the forbearing note holders continue. In addition, the extension will allow additional time as the Company seeks to obtain the required consents from the Company's senior secured lenders with respect to an exchange transaction. To the extent this process is not completed by May 20, 2013, the forbearance agreement may be extended further by agreement of the parties; however, there is no assurance any further extension will be provided.
Jay Monroe, Globalstar's Chairman and CEO, said, "We are obtaining the final approvals from the Company's senior lenders and working through the mechanics of completing the exchange transaction. We look forward to making a public announcement in the very near term."
Any exchange arrangement for the Existing Notes is subject to final negotiation and execution of definitive agreements. Globalstar is seeking the consent of the lenders under its senior secured credit facility; however, there is no assurance such consent will be obtained. Until definitive agreements are negotiated in their entirety and executed, and the transactions contemplated thereby are consummated, there can be no assurance that any debt transaction will be completed by the end of the forbearance period or at all.This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security and does not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. About Globalstar, Inc. Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial customers and recreational consumers in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems, the SPOT family of mobile satellite consumer products including the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger and flexible airtime service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational consumers. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. All SPOT products described in Globalstar or SPOT LLC press releases are the products of Spot LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia.