Cincinnati Bell Announces Intention to Obtain a $400 Million Term Loan B
CINCINNATI -- August 9, 2013
Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) today announced that it will seek to amend its
existing bank credit agreement to incorporate a new $400 million Term Loan B
Facility due 2020 (“the Facility”) and effect other modifications, subject to
the receipt of lender commitments and consents, as well as market and other
conditions. Indebtedness under the credit agreement, including the Facility if
successfully implemented, is guaranteed by certain subsidiaries of Cincinnati
Bell Inc. and includes customary terms and covenants. The net proceeds from
the Facility, anticipated to be approximately $390 million, are intended to be
used to repay a portion of the company’s 8 ¼% Senior Notes due 2017, and for
other general corporate purposes.
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About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides
integrated communications solutions - including local and long distance voice,
data, high-speed internet, entertainment and wireless services - that keep
residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected
with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across
the United States rely on Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office
communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell also is
the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides best-in-class
data center colocation services to enterprise customers through its facilities
with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in
the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London and Singapore. For more information,
please visit www.cincinnatibell.com.
Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Josh Duckworth, +1 513-397-2292
Angela Ginty, +1 513-397-7144
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