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Crown Castle Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering

1023 Days ago

HOUSTON, Aug. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that it has priced its previously announced public offering of 3.100% Senior Notes due 2029 and 4.000% Senior Notes due 2049, in aggregate principal amounts of $550 million and $350 million, respectively. The Senior Notes due 2029 will have an interest rate of 3.100% per annum and will be issued at a price equal to 99.811% of their face value to yield 3.122%. The Senior Notes due 2049 will have an interest rate of 4.000% per annum and will be issued at a price equal to 99.657% of their face value to yield 4.020%. 

The net proceeds from the offering are expected to be approximately $887 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses payable by Crown Castle. Crown Castle intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay outstanding indebtedness under its existing revolving credit facility and commercial paper program.

Citigroup, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Securities, RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are the joint book-running managers of the offering.

The offering is being made pursuant to the existing effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting any joint book-running manager using the information provided below.  An electronic copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement, together with the accompanying prospectus, is also available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.


This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on Crown Castle management's current expectations.  Such statements include plans, projections and estimates regarding the proposed offering, including the net proceeds therefrom and the use of such proceeds.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including prevailing market conditions and other factors.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected.  More information about potential risk factors that could affect Crown Castle and its results is included in Crown Castle's filings with the SEC.  The term "including," and any variation thereof, means "including, without limitation."


Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 75,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service - bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.


Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Telephone: (800) 831-9146
E-mail: prospectus@citi.com
Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Attn: Fixed Income Syndicate
Telephone: (866) 807-6030

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
60 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Attn: Prospectus Group
Telephone: (800) 503-4611
E-mail: prospectus.CPDG@db.com
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10281
Attn: Transaction Management
Telephone:  (866) 375-6829
Facsimile: (212) 658-6137
E-mail: rbcnyfixedincomeprospectus@rbccm.com  
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
303 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
Attn: Prospectus Department
Telephone: (800) 685-4786
E-mail:  STRHdocs@SunTrust.com

Dan Schlanger, CFO
Ben Lowe, VP & Treasurer
Crown Castle International Corp.

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