CommScope Announces Sale of 20 Million Shares of Common Stock by Affiliate of The Carlyle Group

HICKORY, N.C.--()--CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) has announced the sale of 20 million shares of its common stock on an underwritten basis by an affiliate of The Carlyle Group. In addition, the underwriters will have an option to purchase up to three million additional shares from Carlyle. CommScope will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by Carlyle. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about May 6, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

Barclays and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering. Barclays and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC propose to offer the shares of common stock to the public at a fixed price, which may be changed at any time without notice.

Following the offering, Carlyle will continue to beneficially own 41,216,970 shares, or approximately 21%, of CommScope’s outstanding common stock after giving effect to the offering (or 38,216,970 shares, or approximately 20%, if the underwriters fully exercise their option to purchase additional shares).

CommScope has filed an automatically effective registration statement (including a prospectus) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the offering to which this communication relates, and the offering may only be made by means of such written prospectus. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents CommScope has filed with the SEC for more complete information about CommScope and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriters will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by writing Barclays at Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717; by email: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; or by telephone: 1 (888) 603-5847; and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10010, or by telephone at +1 (800) 221-1037, or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.

About CommScope

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our vast portfolio of network infrastructure includes some of the world’s most robust and innovative wireless and fiber optic solutions. Our talented and experienced global team is driven to help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites; in telecom central offices and cable headends; in FTTx deployments; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release or any other oral or written statements made by us or on our behalf may include forward-looking statements which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by their use of such terms and phrases as “intend,” “goal,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “projections,” “plans,” “anticipate,” “should,” “could,” “designed to,” “foreseeable future,” “believe,” “think,” “scheduled,” “outlook,” “guidance” and similar expressions although not all forward-looking statements contain such terms. This list of indicative terms and phrases is not intended to be all-inclusive.

These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, including, without limitation, our ability to integrate the BNS business on a timely and cost effective manner; our reliance on TE Connectivity for transition services for the BNS business; our ability to realize expected growth opportunities and cost savings from the BNS business; our dependence on customers’ capital spending on communication systems; concentration of sales among a limited number of customers and channel partners; changes in technology; industry competition and the ability to retain customers through product innovation, introduction and marketing; risks associated with our sales through channel partners; product performance issues and associated warranty claims; our ability to maintain effective information management systems and to successfully implement major systems initiatives; cyber-security incidents, including data security breaches or computer viruses; the risk our global manufacturing operations suffer production or shipping delays causing difficulty in meeting customer demands; the risk that internal production capacity and that of contract manufacturers may be insufficient to meet customer demand or quality standards for our products; changes in cost and availability of key raw materials, components and commodities and the potential effect on customer pricing; risks associated with our dependence on a limited number of key suppliers; our ability to fully realize anticipated benefits from prior or future acquisitions or equity investments; potential difficulties in realigning global manufacturing capacity and capabilities among our global manufacturing facilities, including delays or challenges related to removing, transporting or reinstalling equipment, that may affect our ability to meet customer demands for products; possible future restructuring actions; substantial indebtedness and maintaining compliance with debt covenants; our ability to incur additional indebtedness; our ability to generate cash to service our indebtedness; possible future impairment charges for fixed or intangible assets, including goodwill; income tax rate variability and ability to recover amounts recorded as value-added tax receivables; our ability to attract and retain qualified key employees; labor unrest; significant international operations expose us to economic, political and other risks, including the impact of variability in foreign exchange rates; our ability to comply with governmental anti-corruption laws and regulations and export and import controls worldwide; our ability to compete in international markets due to export and import controls to which we may be subject; cost of protecting or defending intellectual property; costs and challenges of compliance with domestic and foreign environmental laws; and other factors beyond our control. These and other factors are discussed in greater detail in our 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Although the information contained in this press release represents our best judgment as of the date of this press release based on information currently available and reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. Given these uncertainties, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We are not undertaking any duty or obligation to update this information to reflect developments or information obtained after the date of this press release, except as otherwise may be required by law.

Contacts

Investor Contact:
Jennifer Crawford, CommScope
+1 828-323-4970
or
News Media Contact:
Rick Aspan, CommScope
+1 708-236-6568
publicrelations@commscope.com

Contacts

Investor Contact:
Jennifer Crawford, CommScope
+1 828-323-4970
or
News Media Contact:
Rick Aspan, CommScope
+1 708-236-6568
publicrelations@commscope.com