Tele Columbus AG announces the launch of an amendment of its Senior Credit Facilities

Repricing and extension of existing term loan

Berlin, 8 March 2017. Tele Columbus AG, the third largest German cable operator, has announced the amendment of its EUR 1.38 billion Senior Credit Facilities. The Company expects the transaction to be closed by mid April 2017.

Tele Columbus AG plans to reprice and extend the maturity of its EUR 1.255 billion existing term loan to October 2024 and amend certain provisions of the facilities agreement. Notwithstanding the amendments to certain provisions of the facilities agreement, the maturity of the existing Capex and Revolving Credit facilities of a total EUR 125 million will not be affected. Tele Columbus's current S&P and Moody's ratings are B2 (stable) and B (stable) respectively, and Tele Columbus will be working with both rating agencies to confirm existing ratings in the near term.

Goldman Sachs is acting as sole Bookrunner and Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to the amendment.


About Tele Columbus

The SDAX listed Tele Columbus Group is one of Germany‘s largest cable network operators. Via its origins – individual regional cable network operators that were merged into Tele Columbus – the company dates back to 1972. Today, about 3.6 million connected households in Germany are served by Tele Columbus, primacom, pepcom, Deutsche Telekabel, Martens und KMS with TV signals and, increasingly, digital broadcast packages, Internet and voice connections provided via high-performance broadband cable. As a national provider with a regional focus and a partner of the housing industry, the Group is present throughout its core markets Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia as well as in numerous key regions in western Germany. In tune with current demand trends, the company is upgrading its networks in a hybrid fibre-optic infrastructure for superfast Internet connections of up to several hundred megabits per second with the state-of-the-art Internet transmission standard DOCSIS 3.0. The broadband cable caters to the entire range of innovative media applications from analogous, digital and high-definition TV to highspeed Internet and voice connections to telemetry services, tenant portals and interactive services. Beyond merely transmitting signals, Tele Columbus uses its own product platform in order to actively increase the programme offering and to develop additional services. Via its company HL komm, Tele Columbus also delivers powerful connections and network services to business customers.

Disclaimer

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company’s current knowledge and expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forwardlooking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forwardlooking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document.

This release contains references to certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Normalized EBITDA and Capex, and operating measures, such as RGUs, ARPU, and Unique Subscribers calculations. These non-GAAP financial and operating measures should not be viewed in isolation as alternatives to measures of the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as presented in accordance with IFRS. The non-GAAP financial and operating measures used by the Company may differ from, and not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

In addition, this release contains pro forma financials. Our pro forma financials have been prepared for illustrative purposes only. They are based on the assumption that the acquisitions of primacom and pepcom had occurred on 1 January 2015. Because of their nature, our pro forma financials address a hypothetical situation and, therefore, do not represent our actual results of operations. It is not necessarily indicative of the results that should be expected in the future and investors should not put undue reliance on these pro forma financials.

All information contained in this release has been carefully prepared. However, no reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document and no liability whatsoever is accepted by the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees nor any other person for any loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of such information or opinions or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any information contained in this release, including forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Tele Columbus Group
Tele Columbus AG
Registered Office

Goslarer Ufer 39
10589 Berlin
District court
Berlin Charlottenburg
HRB 161349 B

Executive Board
Ronny Verhelst (Chairman)
Frank Posnanski

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Frank Donck

IR Contact
Elmar Baur
Phone +49 (30) 3388 1781
Elmar.Baur@telecolumbus.de
www.telecolumbus.com

Tele Columbus AG announces the launch of an amendment of its Senior Credit Facilities

Repricing and extension of existing term loan

Berlin, 8 March 2017. Tele Columbus AG, the third largest German cable operator, has announced the amendment of its EUR 1.38 billion Senior Credit Facilities. The Company expects the transaction to be closed by mid April 2017.

Tele Columbus AG plans to reprice and extend the maturity of its EUR 1.255 billion existing term loan to October 2024 and amend certain provisions of the facilities agreement. Notwithstanding the amendments to certain provisions of the facilities agreement, the maturity of the existing Capex and Revolving Credit facilities of a total EUR 125 million will not be affected. Tele Columbus's current S&P and Moody's ratings are B2 (stable) and B (stable) respectively, and Tele Columbus will be working with both rating agencies to confirm existing ratings in the near term.

Goldman Sachs is acting as sole Bookrunner and Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to the amendment.


About Tele Columbus

The SDAX listed Tele Columbus Group is one of Germany‘s largest cable network operators. Via its origins – individual regional cable network operators that were merged into Tele Columbus – the company dates back to 1972. Today, about 3.6 million connected households in Germany are served by Tele Columbus, primacom, pepcom, Deutsche Telekabel, Martens und KMS with TV signals and, increasingly, digital broadcast packages, Internet and voice connections provided via high-performance broadband cable. As a national provider with a regional focus and a partner of the housing industry, the Group is present throughout its core markets Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia as well as in numerous key regions in western Germany. In tune with current demand trends, the company is upgrading its networks in a hybrid fibre-optic infrastructure for superfast Internet connections of up to several hundred megabits per second with the state-of-the-art Internet transmission standard DOCSIS 3.0. The broadband cable caters to the entire range of innovative media applications from analogous, digital and high-definition TV to highspeed Internet and voice connections to telemetry services, tenant portals and interactive services. Beyond merely transmitting signals, Tele Columbus uses its own product platform in order to actively increase the programme offering and to develop additional services. Via its company HL komm, Tele Columbus also delivers powerful connections and network services to business customers.

Disclaimer

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company’s current knowledge and expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forwardlooking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forwardlooking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document.

This release contains references to certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Normalized EBITDA and Capex, and operating measures, such as RGUs, ARPU, and Unique Subscribers calculations. These non-GAAP financial and operating measures should not be viewed in isolation as alternatives to measures of the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as presented in accordance with IFRS. The non-GAAP financial and operating measures used by the Company may differ from, and not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

In addition, this release contains pro forma financials. Our pro forma financials have been prepared for illustrative purposes only. They are based on the assumption that the acquisitions of primacom and pepcom had occurred on 1 January 2015. Because of their nature, our pro forma financials address a hypothetical situation and, therefore, do not represent our actual results of operations. It is not necessarily indicative of the results that should be expected in the future and investors should not put undue reliance on these pro forma financials.

All information contained in this release has been carefully prepared. However, no reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document and no liability whatsoever is accepted by the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees nor any other person for any loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of such information or opinions or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any information contained in this release, including forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Tele Columbus Group
Tele Columbus AG
Registered Office

Goslarer Ufer 39
10589 Berlin
District court
Berlin Charlottenburg
HRB 161349 B

Executive Board
Ronny Verhelst (Chairman)
Frank Posnanski

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Frank Donck

IR Contact
Elmar Baur
Phone +49 (30) 3388 1781
Elmar.Baur@telecolumbus.de
www.telecolumbus.com

Tele Columbus AG announces the launch of an amendment of its Senior Credit Facilities

Repricing and extension of existing term loan

Berlin, 8 March 2017. Tele Columbus AG, the third largest German cable operator, has announced the amendment of its EUR 1.38 billion Senior Credit Facilities. The Company expects the transaction to be closed by mid April 2017.

Tele Columbus AG plans to reprice and extend the maturity of its EUR 1.255 billion existing term loan to October 2024 and amend certain provisions of the facilities agreement. Notwithstanding the amendments to certain provisions of the facilities agreement, the maturity of the existing Capex and Revolving Credit facilities of a total EUR 125 million will not be affected. Tele Columbus's current S&P and Moody's ratings are B2 (stable) and B (stable) respectively, and Tele Columbus will be working with both rating agencies to confirm existing ratings in the near term.

Goldman Sachs is acting as sole Bookrunner and Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to the amendment.


About Tele Columbus

The SDAX listed Tele Columbus Group is one of Germany‘s largest cable network operators. Via its origins – individual regional cable network operators that were merged into Tele Columbus – the company dates back to 1972. Today, about 3.6 million connected households in Germany are served by Tele Columbus, primacom, pepcom, Deutsche Telekabel, Martens und KMS with TV signals and, increasingly, digital broadcast packages, Internet and voice connections provided via high-performance broadband cable. As a national provider with a regional focus and a partner of the housing industry, the Group is present throughout its core markets Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia as well as in numerous key regions in western Germany. In tune with current demand trends, the company is upgrading its networks in a hybrid fibre-optic infrastructure for superfast Internet connections of up to several hundred megabits per second with the state-of-the-art Internet transmission standard DOCSIS 3.0. The broadband cable caters to the entire range of innovative media applications from analogous, digital and high-definition TV to highspeed Internet and voice connections to telemetry services, tenant portals and interactive services. Beyond merely transmitting signals, Tele Columbus uses its own product platform in order to actively increase the programme offering and to develop additional services. Via its company HL komm, Tele Columbus also delivers powerful connections and network services to business customers.

Disclaimer

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company’s current knowledge and expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forwardlooking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forwardlooking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document.

This release contains references to certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Normalized EBITDA and Capex, and operating measures, such as RGUs, ARPU, and Unique Subscribers calculations. These non-GAAP financial and operating measures should not be viewed in isolation as alternatives to measures of the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as presented in accordance with IFRS. The non-GAAP financial and operating measures used by the Company may differ from, and not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

In addition, this release contains pro forma financials. Our pro forma financials have been prepared for illustrative purposes only. They are based on the assumption that the acquisitions of primacom and pepcom had occurred on 1 January 2015. Because of their nature, our pro forma financials address a hypothetical situation and, therefore, do not represent our actual results of operations. It is not necessarily indicative of the results that should be expected in the future and investors should not put undue reliance on these pro forma financials.

All information contained in this release has been carefully prepared. However, no reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document and no liability whatsoever is accepted by the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees nor any other person for any loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of such information or opinions or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any information contained in this release, including forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Tele Columbus Group
Tele Columbus AG
Registered Office

Goslarer Ufer 39
10589 Berlin
District court
Berlin Charlottenburg
HRB 161349 B

Executive Board
Ronny Verhelst (Chairman)
Frank Posnanski

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Frank Donck

IR Contact
Elmar Baur
Phone +49 (30) 3388 1781
Elmar.Baur@telecolumbus.de
www.telecolumbus.com

Tele Columbus AG announces the launch of an amendment of its Senior Credit Facilities

Repricing and extension of existing term loan

Berlin, 8 March 2017. Tele Columbus AG, the third largest German cable operator, has announced the amendment of its EUR 1.38 billion Senior Credit Facilities. The Company expects the transaction to be closed by mid April 2017.

Tele Columbus AG plans to reprice and extend the maturity of its EUR 1.255 billion existing term loan to October 2024 and amend certain provisions of the facilities agreement. Notwithstanding the amendments to certain provisions of the facilities agreement, the maturity of the existing Capex and Revolving Credit facilities of a total EUR 125 million will not be affected. Tele Columbus's current S&P and Moody's ratings are B2 (stable) and B (stable) respectively, and Tele Columbus will be working with both rating agencies to confirm existing ratings in the near term.

Goldman Sachs is acting as sole Bookrunner and Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to the amendment.


About Tele Columbus

The SDAX listed Tele Columbus Group is one of Germany‘s largest cable network operators. Via its origins – individual regional cable network operators that were merged into Tele Columbus – the company dates back to 1972. Today, about 3.6 million connected households in Germany are served by Tele Columbus, primacom, pepcom, Deutsche Telekabel, Martens und KMS with TV signals and, increasingly, digital broadcast packages, Internet and voice connections provided via high-performance broadband cable. As a national provider with a regional focus and a partner of the housing industry, the Group is present throughout its core markets Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia as well as in numerous key regions in western Germany. In tune with current demand trends, the company is upgrading its networks in a hybrid fibre-optic infrastructure for superfast Internet connections of up to several hundred megabits per second with the state-of-the-art Internet transmission standard DOCSIS 3.0. The broadband cable caters to the entire range of innovative media applications from analogous, digital and high-definition TV to highspeed Internet and voice connections to telemetry services, tenant portals and interactive services. Beyond merely transmitting signals, Tele Columbus uses its own product platform in order to actively increase the programme offering and to develop additional services. Via its company HL komm, Tele Columbus also delivers powerful connections and network services to business customers.

Disclaimer

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company’s current knowledge and expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forwardlooking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forwardlooking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document.

This release contains references to certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Normalized EBITDA and Capex, and operating measures, such as RGUs, ARPU, and Unique Subscribers calculations. These non-GAAP financial and operating measures should not be viewed in isolation as alternatives to measures of the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as presented in accordance with IFRS. The non-GAAP financial and operating measures used by the Company may differ from, and not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

In addition, this release contains pro forma financials. Our pro forma financials have been prepared for illustrative purposes only. They are based on the assumption that the acquisitions of primacom and pepcom had occurred on 1 January 2015. Because of their nature, our pro forma financials address a hypothetical situation and, therefore, do not represent our actual results of operations. It is not necessarily indicative of the results that should be expected in the future and investors should not put undue reliance on these pro forma financials.

All information contained in this release has been carefully prepared. However, no reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document and no liability whatsoever is accepted by the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees nor any other person for any loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of such information or opinions or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any information contained in this release, including forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Tele Columbus Group
Tele Columbus AG
Registered Office

Goslarer Ufer 39
10589 Berlin
District court
Berlin Charlottenburg
HRB 161349 B

Executive Board
Ronny Verhelst (Chairman)
Frank Posnanski

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Frank Donck

IR Contact
Elmar Baur
Phone +49 (30) 3388 1781
Elmar.Baur@telecolumbus.de
www.telecolumbus.com

Tele Columbus AG announces the launch of an amendment of its Senior Credit Facilities

Repricing and extension of existing term loan

Berlin, 8 March 2017. Tele Columbus AG, the third largest German cable operator, has announced the amendment of its EUR 1.38 billion Senior Credit Facilities. The Company expects the transaction to be closed by mid April 2017.

Tele Columbus AG plans to reprice and extend the maturity of its EUR 1.255 billion existing term loan to October 2024 and amend certain provisions of the facilities agreement. Notwithstanding the amendments to certain provisions of the facilities agreement, the maturity of the existing Capex and Revolving Credit facilities of a total EUR 125 million will not be affected. Tele Columbus's current S&P and Moody's ratings are B2 (stable) and B (stable) respectively, and Tele Columbus will be working with both rating agencies to confirm existing ratings in the near term.

Goldman Sachs is acting as sole Bookrunner and Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to the amendment.


About Tele Columbus

The SDAX listed Tele Columbus Group is one of Germany‘s largest cable network operators. Via its origins – individual regional cable network operators that were merged into Tele Columbus – the company dates back to 1972. Today, about 3.6 million connected households in Germany are served by Tele Columbus, primacom, pepcom, Deutsche Telekabel, Martens und KMS with TV signals and, increasingly, digital broadcast packages, Internet and voice connections provided via high-performance broadband cable. As a national provider with a regional focus and a partner of the housing industry, the Group is present throughout its core markets Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia as well as in numerous key regions in western Germany. In tune with current demand trends, the company is upgrading its networks in a hybrid fibre-optic infrastructure for superfast Internet connections of up to several hundred megabits per second with the state-of-the-art Internet transmission standard DOCSIS 3.0. The broadband cable caters to the entire range of innovative media applications from analogous, digital and high-definition TV to highspeed Internet and voice connections to telemetry services, tenant portals and interactive services. Beyond merely transmitting signals, Tele Columbus uses its own product platform in order to actively increase the programme offering and to develop additional services. Via its company HL komm, Tele Columbus also delivers powerful connections and network services to business customers.

Disclaimer

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company’s current knowledge and expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forwardlooking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forwardlooking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document.

This release contains references to certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Normalized EBITDA and Capex, and operating measures, such as RGUs, ARPU, and Unique Subscribers calculations. These non-GAAP financial and operating measures should not be viewed in isolation as alternatives to measures of the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as presented in accordance with IFRS. The non-GAAP financial and operating measures used by the Company may differ from, and not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

In addition, this release contains pro forma financials. Our pro forma financials have been prepared for illustrative purposes only. They are based on the assumption that the acquisitions of primacom and pepcom had occurred on 1 January 2015. Because of their nature, our pro forma financials address a hypothetical situation and, therefore, do not represent our actual results of operations. It is not necessarily indicative of the results that should be expected in the future and investors should not put undue reliance on these pro forma financials.

All information contained in this release has been carefully prepared. However, no reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document and no liability whatsoever is accepted by the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees nor any other person for any loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of such information or opinions or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any information contained in this release, including forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Tele Columbus Group
Tele Columbus AG
Registered Office

Goslarer Ufer 39
10589 Berlin
District court
Berlin Charlottenburg
HRB 161349 B

Executive Board
Ronny Verhelst (Chairman)
Frank Posnanski

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Frank Donck

IR Contact
Elmar Baur
Phone +49 (30) 3388 1781
Elmar.Baur@telecolumbus.de
www.telecolumbus.com

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