Intelsat Announces Pricing of Concurrent Offerings of Common Shares and Convertible Notes
Luxembourg, 11 June 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) today announced that it has priced its previously announced offering of 13,477,089 common shares, nominal value $0.01 per share (plus up to an additional 2,021,563 common shares potentially issuable pursuant to an option to purchase additional shares) at US$14.84 per common share. Intelsat has also priced its previously announced concurrent offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.50% convertible senior notes due 2025 (the “notes”) (plus up to an additional US$52.5 million aggregate principal amount of notes pursuant to an option to purchase additional notes) in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. The offering of common shares is expected to close on June 14, 2018. The offering of the notes is expected to close on June 18, 2018. The offerings are each subject to customary closing conditions. The note offering was upsized from an initially announced aggregate principal amount of US$300 million.
The notes will be convertible into common shares under specified circumstances, subject to Intelsat’s option to cash settle such conversions in whole or in part. The initial conversion rate will be 55.0085 common shares per US$1,000 principal amount of the notes (equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately US$18.18 per common share), subject to adjustments under specified circumstances. The initial conversion price for the notes represents a conversion premium of approximately 22.5% over the common share offering price. The notes will accrue interest at an annual rate of 4.50%, payable semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning December 15, 2018. The notes will mature on June 15, 2025, unless earlier repurchased, redeemed or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date.
The closing of the note offering is not contingent upon the closing of the common share offering, and the closing of the common share offering is not contingent upon the closing of the note offering.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley are acting as joint book-running managers for the common share offering.
Intelsat currently expects that it will loan and/or contribute all or a portion of the net proceeds from the note offering and the common share offering to Intelsat Envision Holdings LLC, a new wholly-owned subsidiary of Intelsat (Luxembourg) S.A. (“Intelsat Luxembourg”) that will become the direct parent company to Intelsat Connect Finance S.A. and will guarantee Intelsat S.A.’s new convertible senior notes. Intelsat currently expects that it will use such net proceeds to purchase, by way of tender offer, open market purchases, and/or other means, the 7¾% Senior Notes due 2021 of Intelsat Luxembourg. If Intelsat is not able to purchase such notes at acceptable prices, Intelsat may seek to utilize such net proceeds for other general corporate purposes, including without limitation the purchase, redemption or repayment otherwise of other indebtedness of Intelsat Luxembourg or of Intelsat Connect Finance S.A.
Intelsat has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the common share offering. Investors in the common share offering are advised to read the prospectus in that registration statement, the related prospectus supplement and other documents Intelsat has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Intelsat and the common share offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Intelsat, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the common share offering will arrange to send you the prospectus and related prospectus supplement if you request them by calling toll-free 1-866-471-2526.
The notes have been offered solely to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act. The notes and the common shares deliverable upon conversion of the notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or the common shares deliverable upon conversion of the notes, nor will there be any sale of the notes or the common shares deliverable upon conversion of the notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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Statements in this news release, including statements regarding the note offering and the common share offering, constitute “forward-looking statements” that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. When used in this release, the words “may,” “will,” “might,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “project,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “intend,” “potential,” “outlook,” and “continue,” and the negative of these terms, and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. The forward-looking statements reflect Intelsat’s intentions, plans, expectations, anticipations, projections, estimations, predictions, outlook, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Intelsat’s control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include known and unknown risks. Known risks include, among others, the risks described in Intelsat’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2017, and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and risks and uncertainties related to our ability to consummate the note offering and the common share offering.
Because actual results could differ materially from Intelsat’s intentions, plans, expectations, anticipations, projections, estimations, predictions, assumptions and beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward-looking statements with caution. Intelsat does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Vice President, Investor Relations