Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) announced today that CyrusOne Inc., which owns and operates Cincinnati Bell’s former data center business, has closed the previously announced initial public offering of its common stock. CyrusOne sold 18,975,000 shares of its common stock in total in the offering, which included 2,475,000 shares of common stock sold pursuant to the option granted to the underwriters by CyrusOne, which was exercised prior to the closing. CyrusOne’s common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on January 18, 2013 under the symbol “CONE.” As a result of the offering, Cincinnati Bell effectively owns approximately 69% of CyrusOne through its interests in the outstanding shares of common stock of CyrusOne and its interests in the common units of limited partnership interest of CyrusOne’s operating partnership, CyrusOne LP, which are exchangeable into shares of common stock of CyrusOne. Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities and Barclays acted as joint-bookrunners for the offering. Citigroup, KeyBanc Capital Markets, RBS and UBS Investment Bank acted as co-managers. A registration statement relating to the securities sold in the offering has been declared effective by the SEC. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC and may be obtained by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, by telephone at +1 (866) 718-1649 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, New York 10038 or by email at email@example.com; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, by telephone at +1 (800) 503-4611 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by telephone at +1 (888) 603-5847 or by email at email@example.com. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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