WMG Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group Corp. (“Warner Music Group” or “WMG”), today announced the expiration of the previously announced cash tender offers and related consent solicitations with respect to any and all of the Company’s outstanding 9.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 (CUSIP/ISIN Nos. 92933B AB0/US92933BAB09; and 92933B AD6/US92933BAD64) (the “Notes”) on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Company’s Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal, dated as of October 17, 2012 (the “Statement”).
As of 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on November 14, 2012, $987,656,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Notes bearing CUSIP No. 92933BAB0, representing 89.79% of such Notes previously outstanding, and $144,824,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Notes bearing CUSIP No. 92933BAD6, representing 96.55% of such Notes previously outstanding, were validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) in the tender offers, all of which were accepted for purchase and settled on November 1, 2012, which was the Initial Payment Date (as defined in the Statement). On November 1, 2012, the Company also called for redemption the remaining Notes then outstanding and irrevocably deposited with the trustee for each series of Notes funds sufficient to satisfy all remaining obligations to the date of redemption under the applicable indenture. No additional tenders of Notes were received after the Initial Payment Date.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as Dealer Manager for the tender offers and D.F. King & Co., Inc., acted as Information Agent for the tender offers.
This announcement is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities with respect to the Notes. The tender offers were made only pursuant to the Statement and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal.
About Warner Music Group
With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Warner Music Group is an Access Industries company.
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Source: Warner Music Group