SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) (the “Company”) announced today that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Clear Channel International B.V. (“Clear Channel International”), will offer, subject to market and customary conditions, $125.0 million aggregate principal amount of additional 8.75% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”) in a private offering that is exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes will be issued as additional notes under the indenture governing the outstanding $225.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the 8.75% Senior Notes due 2020 that were issued on December 16, 2015.
The Notes will be guaranteed by certain of Clear Channel International’s existing and future subsidiaries (collectively, the “Guarantors”). The Company will not guarantee or otherwise assume any liability for the Notes. The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations that rank pari passu in right of payment to all unsubordinated indebtedness of Clear Channel International, and the guarantees of the Notes will be senior obligations that rank pari passu in right of payment to all unsubordinated indebtedness of the Guarantors.
Clear Channel International intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes to make a cash distribution to its parent company, which will transfer the net proceeds to Clear Channel CV (an indirect parent of Clear Channel International and a subsidiary of the Company). Clear Channel CV intends to use the net proceeds it receives for general corporate purposes, including to fund Clear Channel International’s operating expenses and capital expenditures as well as those of its other subsidiaries and its parent entities.
The Notes and related guarantees will be offered only to “qualified institutional buyers” in reliance on the exemption from registration pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and to persons outside of the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes and the related guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities. The offering of the Notes is not being made to any person in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale of the Notes is unlawful.
About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. and Clear Channel International B.V.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 585,000 displays in 34 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers more than 1,100 digital billboards across 27 markets in the United States. Clear Channel International B.V. operates in 17 countries across Asia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements based on the Company’s current management expectations. These forward-looking statements include all statements other than those made solely with respect to historical facts and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the offering of the Notes, the anticipated terms of the Notes and the anticipated use of the proceeds of the offering. Numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, whether or not Clear Channel International B.V. will consummate the offering, and if it does, the terms of the Notes and the size, timing and use of proceeds of the offering. Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this press release are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.