|TORONTO, Jun 14, 2011, 2011 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX News Network) -- |
Final closing of Merger and CSR's refinancing is currently scheduled to occur on June 21, 2011
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. ("CSR") (TSX: XSR) parent company of XM Canada, and Sirius Canada Inc. (Sirius Canada) announced today that the final regulatory and government approvals related to the proposed merger (the "Merger") announced in November, 2010 have been received.
The Merger is now currently scheduled to close on June 21, 2011 contemporaneously with the closing of CSR's refinancing. CSR's refinancing consists of an exchange offer and consent solicitation (the "Exchange Offer") for its 12.75% Senior Notes due 2014 ("Existing Notes") and a concurrent private placement offering (the "Concurrent Offering") of its 9.75% Senior Notes due 2018 ("New Notes"). The expiration date of the Exchange Offer is now set for June 16, 2011. The Exchange Offer and Concurrent Offering were undertaken in order to refinance certain debt of CSR in connection with the Merger. As of the date hereof, US$68.83 million aggregate principal amount of Existing Notes have been tendered in the Exchange Offer. The New Notes have not been, and will not be, qualified for distribution to the public under the securities laws of any province or territory of Canada or registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933.
On November 24, 2010, CSR and Sirius Canada entered into a securities purchase agreement to combine the companies in an all-stock merger. On February 17, 2011, CSR received the support of its shareholders to approve the Merger. On April 19, 2011, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission rendered its regulatory approval of the transaction.
This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase or sell any securities. Any offer to purchase or sell securities will be made by means of an offering memorandum. No offer, solicitation, purchase or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful.
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About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit www.xmradio.ca.
About SIRIUS Canada
To find out more about SIRIUS visit www.sirius.ca.
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SOURCE: XM Canada
SOURCE: Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
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