Intelsat Announces Successful Receipt of Requisite Consents Relating to Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A.
Luxembourg, 20 May 2013
Intelsat S.A. [NYSE: I], the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”), has received the requisite consents to amend certain terms of the indenture governing its 8½% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Notes”) in connection with its previously announced Consent Solicitation (defined below).
The amendments, among other things, amend the indenture governing the Notes so that Intelsat Jackson and its restricted subsidiaries would be permitted to make certain Restricted Payments (as defined in the indenture) if, after giving effect to such transaction on a pro forma basis, Intelsat Jackson’s Debt to Adjusted EBITDA Ratio (as defined in the indenture) would be less than or equal to 6.0 to 1.0, in each instance of such Restricted Payment, rather than 5.5 to 1.0 (the “Proposed Amendments”).
As previously announced, on May 13, 2013, Intelsat Jackson solicited the consent of the holders of the Notes to the amendments described above (the “Consent Solicitation”).
The Consent Solicitation is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Consent Solicitation Statement, dated May 13, 2013, as modified by Intelsat’s press release of earlier today increasing the Consent Payment to $22.50 (the “Consent Solicitation Statement”).
As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 20, 2013 (the “Consent Time”), Intelsat Jackson has been advised by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, as Depositary for the Consent Solicitation, that the requisite consent of noteholders was obtained, and Intelsat Jackson and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee under the indenture governing the Notes, entered into a supplemental indenture implementing the amendments to the indenture governing the Notes.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any notes or any other securities of Intelsat, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The consent solicitation is being made solely pursuant to the Consent Solicitation Statement and related materials, copies of which will be delivered to all holders of Notes. The consent solicitation is not being made to, and consents will not be accepted from or on behalf of, holders in any jurisdiction in which the making of the consent solicitation or the acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. Holders are urged to read the Consent Solicitation Statement carefully. Persons with questions regarding the consent solicitations should contact the solicitation agents, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, at 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Attn: Liability Management Group, at (800) 820-1653 (toll free) or (212) 325-2476 (collect), Barclays Capital Inc. at 745 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019, Attn: Liability Management Group, at (800) 438-3242 (toll free) or (212) 528-7581 (collect) or BofA Merrill Lynch, at 214 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28255, Attn: Debt Advisory, at (888) 292-0070 (toll free) or (980) 388-1457 (collect). Requests for copies of the Consent Solicitation Statement and the related Consent Letter should be directed to the Tabulation and Information Agent, Global Bondholder Services Corporation, at (866) 804-2200 (toll free) or (212) 430-3774 (collect).