Entercom Announces Pricing of $325 Million Offering of Senior Secured Second-Lien Notes
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) (“Entercom”), a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the United States, announced that Entercom Media Corp. (formerly CBS Radio Inc.) (the “Issuer”), its wholly owned subsidiary, has priced $325 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.500% senior secured second-lien notes due 2027 (the “Notes”). The sale of the Notes is expected to close on April 30, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. The Issuer expects to use the net proceeds of the offering, cash on hand and availability under its revolving credit facility to partially repay existing indebtedness under its senior secured term loan facility.
The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior secured second-lien basis by each direct and indirect subsidiary of the Issuer, subject to the terms of the Indenture. The Notes and the related guarantees will be secured on a second-priority basis by liens on substantially all of the assets of the Issuer and the guarantors.
The Notes were offered in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes were offered and sold only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain persons outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.
The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, any state securities laws or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the Notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect such forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Entercom’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution you that the forward-looking statements in this press release are not a guarantee of future events and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “plan,” “seek,” “comfortable with,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.
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