BOCA RATON, Fla., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SBA Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:SBAC) ("SBA") announced today that it has priced an offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2022, which was upsized from the previously announced $600 million (the "Notes"). SBA expects the closing of the Notes to occur on July 1, 2014. The Notes will have an interest rate of 4.875% and will be issued at a price of 99.178% of their face value.
SBA intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to redeem all of its 8.25% Notes due 2019, which are redeemable, upon notice of not less than 30 days, as of August 15, 2014 and to pay its conversion obligations with respect to approximately $121 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2014 (the "4.0% Notes"). All remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. SBA anticipates that its general corporate purposes will include an early unwind of a portion of the outstanding warrants underlying its 4.0% Notes for cash and paying in cash a portion of the principal amount outstanding of its 4.0% Notes upon their conversion.
The Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. SBA has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") pursuant to which SBA will either offer to exchange the Notes for substantially similar registered notes or register the resale of the Notes. This press release does not and will not constitute an offer to sell any of the Notes or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About SBA Communications Corporation
SBA Communications Corporation is a first choice provider and leading owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in North, Central and South America. By "Building Better Wireless", SBA generates revenue from two primary businesses—site leasing and site development services. SBA's primary focus is the leasing of antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts.
Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding the offering of the Notes and the intended use of the net proceeds. These forward-looking statements may be affected by risks and uncertainties in SBA's business and market conditions. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosure contained in SBA's SEC filings, including SBA's report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. SBA wishes to caution readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect SBA's actual results and could cause SBA's actual results for subsequent periods to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of SBA, including the risk that the offering of the Notes cannot be successfully completed. SBA undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.
Mark DeRussy, CFA Capital Markets 561-226-9531 Lynne Hopkins Corporate Communications 561-226-9431