BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO), a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with certain of its stockholders to amend and extend the transfer restrictions under the Stockholders Agreement dated as of October 22, 2014. Holders of approximately 177 million shares of Zayo common stock are subject to the Stockholders Agreement, as amended.
“The Company and its pre-IPO equity sponsors are committed to an orderly transition of ownership over time while increasing the public float and opportunities for new investors to participate,” according to Ken desGarennes, Zayo CFO. “Our original investors have been and continue to be great supporters of Zayo and its continued success.”
The transfer restriction provisions of the original agreement were scheduled to expire on October 23, 2015. The amendment extends the transfer restrictions for an additional year and provides for periodic partial releases beginning with the immediate release of approximately 21 million shares followed by graduated periodic releases of restrictions between November 15, 2015 and the final transfer restriction release date of October 23, 2016.
Permitted transfers during the restriction period were also expanded by the amendment and now include distributions to limited partners and sales through certain coordinated block trades, in addition to registered public offerings pursuant to the original agreement.
“We are pleased to continue our investment in Zayo and believe the amendment strikes the optimal balance between liquidity for pre-IPO investors and a path to enhanced public float,” said Phil Canfield, Zayo Lead Director and Managing Director at GTCR, Zayo’s largest investor.
For more information on Zayo, please visit www.zayo.com.
About Zayo Group
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides bandwidth infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 85,500-mile network in the U.S. and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud services in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit zayo.com.
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