Radio One, Inc. Announces Launch of Transactions Designed to Refinance Senior Credit Facility
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Radio One, Inc. (the "Company" or "Radio One") (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA) today announced that it has engaged Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank to arrange a new senior secured credit facility. The new senior secured credit facility is to be comprised of a $25.0 million "super-priority" revolving credit facility and a $386.0 million term loan (the "New Senior Credit Facility"). Upon completion, the proceeds of the New Senior Credit Facility will be used to refinance all of the Company's outstanding indebtedness under its existing senior credit facility and for working capital andgeneral corporate purposes. Radio One anticipates that affiliates of Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank will provide the $25.0 million "super-priority" revolving credit facility and will use commercially reasonable efforts to syndicate the $386.0 million term loan. The Company expects to complete the transaction during the first quarter, subject to meeting customary conditions, including but not limited to,successful syndication and entry into a credit agreement and security documentsfor the New Senior Credit Facility.
This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase any securities or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The Offers are being made only pursuant to an offering memorandum and related letter of transmittal and subscription materials and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.
Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are based upon information available to the Company at the time of this press release. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company's control, that may cause the actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are described in the Company's reports on Forms 10-K/A, 10-Q/A and 10-Q and other filings with the SEC.
Radio One, Inc. (www.radio-one.com) is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning 53 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother's "Spirit" program, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", the Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and the Warren Ballentine Show. The Company also owns a controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (www.blackamericaweb.com), owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Beyond its core radio broadcasting business, Radio One owns Interactive One (www.interactiveone.com), an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment, which operates a number of branded sites, including News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, Community Connect Inc. (www.communityconnect.com), an online social networking company, which operates a number of branded websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Asian Avenue and an interest in TV One, LLC (www.tvoneonline.com), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.
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