Tele Columbus AG

  • WKN: TCAG17
  • ISIN: DE000TCAG172
  • Land: Deutschland

Nachricht vom 12.10.2018 | 07:30

Tele Columbus AG secures additional financing to enhance flexibility

DGAP-News: Tele Columbus AG / Key word(s): Financing/Contract

12.10.2018 / 07:30
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


INVESTOR RELATIONS RELEASE

Additional EUR 75 million term loan

Tele Columbus AG secures additional financing to enhance flexibility

Berlin, 12 October 2018. Today, Tele Columbus AG (the "Company" and "Tele Columbus") entered into a binding commitment, subject only to final documentation, with credit funds advised by Goldman Sachs regarding an additional EUR 75 million term loan. The facility has a five year tenor initially with a margin of Euribor plus 425bps.

Tele Columbus will use the proceeds to repay the drawn portion of its existing revolving credit facility ("RCF"), with the remaining proceeds increasing the Company's financial flexibility and enabling it to take better advantage of the attractive investment and growth opportunities in the German market. The RCF will remain available in full.

Over the course of the third quarter 2018 Tele Columbus reached another integration milestone with the consolidation of its accounting platforms into one single ERP system as planned by the end of September.

Moreover, the Company launched a marketing offensive starting in October including innovative internet and telephony products as well as attractive entertainment packages and an enhanced advanceTV experience.

As indicated, management will provide an update on the growth path for the Company in early 2019.


About us

The SDAX-listed Tele Columbus AG is Germany's third-largest cable network operator. Its brand PŸUR stands for simplicity, performance and fairness in relation to TV and telecommunication products. Via its state-of-the-art fibre network PŸUR offers high-speed broadband internet including fixed-line telephony as well as more than 250 TV channels on a digital entertainment platform which combines linear TV with streaming services. To its housing association partners PŸUR offers flexible models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities Tele Columbus Group is actively supporting the fibre-based broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions via its fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring/Munich. Since January 2015 Tele Columbus AG is traded on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange and since June 2015 listed in the SDAX.
 

Disclaimer

This release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the Company's current knowledge and expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document.

This release contains references to certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as Normalized EBITDA and Capex, and operating measures, such as RGUs, ARPU, and Unique Subscribers calculations. These non-GAAP financial and operating measures should not be viewed in isolation as alternatives to measures of the Company's financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as presented in accordance with IFRS. The non-GAAP financial and operating measures used by the Company may differ from, and not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

All information contained in this release has been carefully prepared. However, no reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this document and no liability whatsoever is accepted by the Company or any of its directors, officers or employees nor any other person for any loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of such information or opinions or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any information contained in this release, including forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.




Contact:
Silke Bernhardt
Director Corporate Communications
Phone +49 (30) 3388 4177
Fax +49 (30) 3388 9 1999
presse@telecolumbus.de
www.telecolumbus.com


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