Dish Network Sells $2 Billion 10-Year Bonds; Yield 6.875%

Date : 05/03/2011 @ 10:21AM
Source : Dow Jones News
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Dish Network Sells $2 Billion 10-Year Bonds; Yield 6.875%

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Dish Network Corp. (DISH) late Monday sold $2 billion of 10-year senior bonds to yield 6.875%, according to a person familiar with the deal.

Earlier on Monday, the satellite TV provider had increased the planned offering to $1.75 billion from an initially planned $1 billion, and the final offering grew by an additional $250 million. The notes, which mature on May 15, 2021 and are noncallable for life, sold via sole bookrunner Deutsche Bank at 99.09 cents on the dollar with a coupon of 6.75% to yield 6.875%, in line with earlier price guidance.

The notes were sold via subsidiary Dish DBS Corp, and proceeds from the sale will go toward general corporate purposes. The notes carry ratings of Ba3 from Moody's Investors Service and BB- from Standard & Poor's.

Dish on Monday also said its first-quarter profit more than doubled from a year earlier, while reporting subscriber growth for the first time since the second quarter of 2010.

Also on Monday, Dish and its former unit EchoStar Corp. (SATS) agreed to pay TiVo Inc. (TIVO) $500 million to settle a seven-year patent dispute over digital video recorder technology.

-By Michael Aneiro, Dow Jones Newswires; (212) 416-2203; michael.aneiro@dowjones.com

 
 

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