|By Business Wire||
|May 12, 2014 04:30 PM EDT||
American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) (the “Company”) today announced the completion of the issuance of 6,000,000 shares of its 5.25% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A (the “Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock”). The amounts sold include 750,000 shares of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock issued pursuant to the underwriters’ full exercise of the option to purchase additional shares. The offering resulted in net proceeds to the Company of approximately $582.9 million after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund recent acquisitions, including Richland Properties LLC and other related entities, initially funded by indebtedness incurred under its multi-currency $2.0 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility. The remainder of the proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC were the joint book-running managers for the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, which may be obtained by visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you may request these documents by contacting: Goldman, Sachs & Co. at Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, or by telephone at 1-866-471-2526 or email at [email protected]; BofA Merrill Lynch at 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department or by email at [email protected]; Barclays Capital Inc. at c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone at 1-888-603-5847 or email at [email protected]; and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or by telephone at 1-866-803-9204.
About American Tower
American Tower is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communications real estate. American Tower currently owns and operates approximately 68,000 communications sites in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, South Africa and Uganda.
Cautionary Language Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements about future events and expectations, or “forward-looking statements,” all of which are inherently uncertain. The Company has based those forward-looking statements on management’s current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s anticipated use of proceeds from the offering. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include prevailing market conditions and other factors. For more information about potential risk factors that could affect the Company and its results, we refer you to the information contained in the prospectus supplement for this offering and Item 1A of the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 under the caption “Risk Factors” and in other filings the Company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.