Millicom announces launch of senior notes
Luxembourg, 11 September 2017 – Millicom International Cellular S.A. ("Millicom") today announces it intends to offer new senior notes (the "New Notes" and the "New Notes Offering"), subject to market and other customary conditions.
Subject to market conditions, an up to $200 million-equivalent Colombian Peso benchmark offering of up to 7 years will also be considered.
Separately, Millicom today commenced a tender offer to acquire for cash any and all of its 6.625% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "Existing Notes"), and Millicom issued a Conditional Notice of Redemption in respect of all Existing Notes that remain outstanding on 15 October 2017. Millicom intends to use the net proceeds of the New Notes Offering to finance the repurchase or redemption of all Existing Notes in the tender offer and the redemption. The completion of the New Notes Offering is a condition to the purchase or redemption of the Existing Notes in the tender offer and the redemption.
Purchases of New Notes and any purchase of Colombian Peso notes are subject to all applicable securities laws and regulations in force in any relevant jurisdiction. In particular, any purchaser of New Notes or any purchaser of Colombian Peso notes must be a qualified institutional buyer, as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or a non-U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act).
This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase nor the solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities described herein nor shall there be any offer or sale of such securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Certain statements in this press release, including those describing the New Notes Offering, any potential Colombian Peso offering, the redemption and the completion of the Tender Offer, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only Millicom's belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside Millicom's control. It is possible that actual results will differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results indicated in these statements.
The New Notes have not been and will not be, and any Colombian Peso notes will not be, registered under the Securities Act. The New Notes and any Colombian Peso notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. There will be no public offer of the New Notes or any Colombian Peso notes in the United States (for these purposes, "United States" means the United States of America, its territories and possessions, any State of the United States, and the District of Columbia).
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Millicom is a leading provider of cable and mobile services dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing high-speed broadband and innovative digital lifestyle services through its principal brand, Tigo. Millicom employs about 18,000 people and provides mobile services to more than 57 million customers, with a Cable footprint of more than 8.1 million homes passed. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular SA is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC.
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