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Clear Channel Communications, Inc. Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Notes

 

San Antonio, April 28, 2014 — Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (“CCU”) announced today that CCU Escrow Corporation, a newly formed Texas corporation (the “Escrow Issuer”), intends to offer, subject to market and other customary conditions, $400,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) in a private offering that is exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).


At the closing of the offering of Notes, the Escrow Issuer, which was created solely to issue the Notes, will deposit the gross proceeds of the offering (and CCU will deposit an amount sufficient to pay accrued interest on the Notes through the term of the escrow) into a segregated escrow account until the date on which certain escrow release conditions are satisfied, including the substantially concurrent (1) redemption of $408.6 million aggregate principal amount of CCU’s 5.5% senior notes due 2014 (the “2014 legacy notes”) and (2) assumption of the Escrow Issuer’s obligations under the Notes by CCU (the “Assumption”), as described below. 


No later than 30 days after the closing of the offering of Notes, CCU intends to issue a 30-day irrevocable notice to redeem $408.6 million aggregate principal amount of its 2014 legacy notes.  At the end of the 30-day period, the escrowed funds will be released and, together with cash on hand from CCU, used to redeem the 2014 legacy notes called for redemption, to pay accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the date of redemption, and to pay the fees and expenses related to this offering and the redemption of the 2014 legacy notes.


Substantially simultaneously with the consummation of the redemption of the 2014 legacy notes, the Escrow Issuer intends to merge with and into CCU, with CCU continuing as the surviving corporation. At the time of, and as a result of the consummation of the merger, CCU will assume all of the obligations of the Escrow Issuer under the Notes in the Assumption.


If the proceeds from the Notes are not released from escrow on or prior to the date that is 60 days after the issue date of the Notes, the Escrow Issuer will redeem all of the Notes at 100% of the aggregate principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest from the date of issuance of the Notes to, but not including, the date of redemption.


Prior to the Assumption, the Notes will be secured by a first-priority security interest in the escrow account and all deposits and investment property therein. Following the Assumption, the Notes will be the senior unsecured obligations of CCU and will not be guaranteed by any of CCU’s parent companies or any of its subsidiaries.


The Notes will be offered only to “qualified institutional buyers” in reliance on the exemption from registration pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to persons outside of the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the Securities Act and applicable state securities or blue sky laws and foreign securities laws.

About iHeartMedia, Inc./iHeartCommunications, Inc.

iHeartMedia, Inc (PINK: IHRT), the parent company of iHeartCommunications, Inc., is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities, and uses its unparalleled national reach to target both nationally and locally on behalf of its advertising partners. The company is dedicated to using the latest technology solutions to transform the company’s products and services for the benefit of its consumers, communities, partners and advertisers, and its outdoor business reaches over 35 countries across five continents, connecting people to brands using innovative new technology.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 650,000 displays in over 35 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,050 digital billboards across 29 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in 22 countries across Asia, Australia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.