Crown Castle Announces Cash Tender Offer For The 7.750% Senior Secured Notes Due 2017 Of CC Holdings GS V LLC

HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. ("Crown Castle") (NYSE:CCI) announced today that its subsidiary, CC Holdings GS V LLC ("CCL"), has commenced a cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for any and all of its outstanding 7.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 (CUSIP Numbers 14987B AA1 and U1252D AA9) (the "Notes").

The Tender Offer is being made upon the terms and conditions in the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal dated December 11, 2012. The Tender Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 24, 2012, unless extended or terminated as described in the Offer to Purchase (such time and date, as they may be extended, the "Expiration Date"). 

Holders must validly tender and not subsequently validly withdraw their Notes on or prior to the Expiration Date to be eligible to receive the "Total Consideration." The Total Consideration for each $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and not subsequently withdrawn is $1,063.45. In addition, accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the Settlement Date (as defined below) will be payable in cash on all validly tendered and accepted Notes, as reasonably practicable. The Settlement Date is expected to occur promptly following the Expiration Date (the "Settlement Date").

The closing of the Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions as set forth in the Offer to Purchase, including the completion by CCL of an offering of at least $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes. CCL currently expects that it will exercise its right to optionally redeem any and all Notes not purchased by it in the Tender Offer.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes. The Tender Offer is being made solely by means of the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal dated December 11, 2012. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require any tender offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offer will be deemed to be made on behalf of CCL by the dealer manager or one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

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