Sunrise announces comprehensive refinancing
Luxembourg/Zurich, June 8, 2018; 7:00 a.m. CET
- Amendment & extension and re-pricing of existing Senior Facilities Agreement
- Redemption of CHF 500 million 2.125% Senior Secured Notes due 03/2022 via a new CHF 500m Term Loan Facility
- Issuance of CHF denominated Swiss domestic Senior Secured Notes
Sunrise Communications Group AG ("Sunrise" or the "Group") today announces a comprehensive refinancing of its outstanding debt.
Sunrise has mandated BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, DNB and UniCredit as Coordinators to execute the 'amend & extend' process including a re-pricing of the current Senior Facilities Agreement.
The syndication was oversubscribed and successfully closed on 6 June 2018. The existing CHF 910m Term Loan Facility has been increased by CHF 500m to CHF 1,410m.
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The maturity of the new facilities will be 5 years.
Furthermore, Sunrise has mandated Vontobel and Zürcher Kantonalbank as Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners to organize a deal-related notes roadshow starting on 12 June 2018 in connection with an inaugural Swiss domestic Senior Secured Notes offering of up to CHF 300m to follow subject to market conditions. The notes will have a tenor of 5 to 7 years, are expected to be rated BBB- by S&P and Fitch and will be issued by Sunrise Communications AG, an indirect Swiss subsidiary of the Group, with a keep-well undertaking from Sunrise Communications Group AG for the benefit of the issuer.
The proceeds of the additional Term Loan Facility together with the proceeds of the Swiss domestic Senior Secured Notes will be used to redeem the outstanding CHF 500m 2.125% Senior Secured Notes due 03/2022 and for general corporate purposes.
Overall, the refinancing will increase the Group's maturity profile at lower costs whilst being net debt neutral.
For further details, please contact:
Sunrise Communications Group AG
Phone: +41 58 777 96 86
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