Netia announces successful completin of EUR 200 million Senior Notes offering
Warsaw, Poland - June 9, 2000 - Netia Holdings S.A. (Nasdaq: NTIA), Poland's largest alternative fixed-line telecommunications provider, today announced that it has completed the Senior Notes offering of Euro 200 million, due 2010, carrying at 13.75 % yield, issued by Netia Holdings II B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Netia Holdings S.A. and guaranteed by Netia Holdings S.A.
Recently, Netia has also raised $110 million in new equity capital through offerings of common shares and ADSs. Use of proceeds will be applied towards the build-out of Netia's network, the payment of license fee obligations and for general corporate purposes
Due to high investor interest in the offering of Senior Notes, Netia increased the aggregate amount of the Notes being offered from the Euro 150,000,000 originally contemplated. The Senior Notes have been assigned a "B+" rating by Standard & Poor's, Fitch IBCA and Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Service, and a "B2" rating by Moody's Investor Service.
The Senior Notes were offered through a syndicate of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Chase Manhattan International Limited, Bank of America International Limited, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and ING Barings.
Avi Hochman, Netia's Chief Financial Officer, commented: "We are extremely pleased with the result of this offering, particularly as it took place in difficult market conditions."