DIRECTV Holdings LLC Announces Redemption of Notes
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DIRECTV Holdings LLC (the Company), an indirect subsidiary of DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV), today announced that it will redeem for cash all of its outstanding 7-5/8% Senior Notes due 2016 (the Notes) on May 15, 2012, at a price of 103.813% of the principal amount, together with accrued interest to the redemption date.
The Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture dated May 14, 2008, as supplemented (the "Indenture"), among the Company and DIRECTV Financing Co., Inc., as co-issuers, the guarantors named therein and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee.
As of April 13, 2012, $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes remain outstanding. On and after the date of redemption, the Notes will no longer be deemed outstanding, interest will cease to accrue thereon and all rights of the holder of the Notes will cease to exist, except for the right to receive the redemption price, without interest thereon.
The notice of redemption containing information required by the terms of the Indenture was sent to registered holders of the Notes today. Notes are to be surrendered to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as trustee and paying agent, in exchange for payment of the redemption price on May 15, 2012. Questions relating to the notice of redemption should be directed to The Bank of New York Mellon at (213) 630-6489.
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DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and other countries in Latin America, DIRECTV provides digital television service to 19.9 million customers in the United States and over 12 million customers in Latin America. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three regional sports networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 60 percent ownership interest in Game Show Network. For more information on DIRECTV, visit directv.com.
Robert Mercer, 310-964-4683
Source: DIRECTV Holdings LLC and DIRECTV Financing Co., Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012