Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.) (‘MTG’ or ‘the Group’), the international
entertainment group, today announced that it has successfully raised SEK 1.0
billion in the Swedish domestic bond market. MTG intends to use the proceeds of
the corporate bond to replace the Group’s existing SEK 1.0 billion term loan.
MTG will apply for a listing of the bond on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
The bond has a maturity of 4 years and is on a floating rate coupon of three
month STIBOR plus 1.10%. SEB (publ) and DNB (publ) have acted as lead Managers
for the issue.
MTG replaced its SEK 6.5 billion of previous bank financing with a SEK 5.5
billion long-term revolving multi-currency facility and a SEK 1.0 billion term
loan in December 2013. The Group has also entered the short term capital market
by establishing a SEK 2 billion frame commercial paper programme, in order to
enable it to access short term financing on attractive terms. The Group had
total borrowings of SEK 1,829 million at the end of December 2013; net debt of
SEK 772 million; and a net debt to trailing 12 month EBITDA ratio of 0.5 times.
Mathias Hermansson, Chief Financial Officer, commented: “The interest in our
first local bond offering has been high and reflects our strong financial
position, our diversified and growing business, and our highly cash generative
operating model. We have refinanced and diversified our overall funding
structures over the last six months and built a platform for further investment
in our long term growth.”
For further information, please visit www.mtg.se or contact:
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Tel: + 46 (0) 73 699 2714
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Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment group with operations
that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content
production businesses. MTG’s Viasat Broadcasting operates free-TV and pay-TV
channels, which are available on Viasat’s own satellite platforms and third
party networks, and also distributes TV content over the internet. MTG is also
the largest shareholder in CTC Media, which is Russia’s leading independent
Modern Times Group is a growth company and generated net sales of SEK 14.1
billion in 2013. MTG’s Class A and B shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm’s
Large Cap index under the symbols ‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’.
The information in this announcement is that which Modern Times Group MTG AB is
required to disclose under the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial
Instruments Trading Act. It was released for publication at 10:15 CET on 11
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