Company News »

Partner Communications Announces the Entering into Loan Agreements

Business Wire
Share on StockTwits
Published on

Partner Communications Company Ltd. (“Partner” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:PTNR) (TASE:PTNR), a leading Israeli mobile communications operator, announces that during March 2015, the Company has engaged in two loan agreements with institutional corporations, as follows:

(1) A loan agreement in the principal amount of NIS 75 million which will bear simple unlinked shekel interest for 5.5 years, of which the principal will be paid in 10 equal quarterly payments commencing on June 2018.

(2) A loan in the principal amount of NIS 200 million, which will bear simple unlinked shekel interest for 8.5 years, of which the principal will be paid in 12 equal semi-annual payments commencing on March 2018.

(the “Agreements“; the “Loans“)

Additional main terms, included in the Agreements, are as follows:

a. The Loans are not secured by any liens;

b. The Company’s principal undertakings towards the lenders relating to financial covenants, the creation of liens, the engagement in merger transactions and in sale transactions, are identical to those prescribed in the previous bank loan agreements in which the Company has engaged in the past (“the Existing Loan Agreements“);

c. The grounds for calling for the immediate repayment of the Loans (Events of Default) are the customary grounds in agreements of this type and are identical to the Events of Defaults in the Existing Loan Agreements;

d. The Company has the right to repay the Loans by way of immediate repayment, subject to the payment of an early repayment fee, as specified in the Agreements.

The purpose of the Loans is to refinance existing debt and to finance operating activities in the Company’s ordinary course of business.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, as this term is defined in Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe-harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “strive,” “seek,” “plan,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “target,” “objective,” declensions thereof and similar expressions typically convey forward-looking statements, but these words are not the only words that convey these statements. Any statement, other than a statement of historical fact included in this press release regarding our future performance, plans to increase revenues or margins or to sustain or expand the current market share in existing or new markets, plans to reduce expenses and any other statement regarding a future event or potential opportunity, is a forward-looking statement.

We have based these forward-looking statements on our current knowledge and our present beliefs and projections regarding possible future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about Partner, about the macro-economic environment, about consumer habits and preferences when using cellular telephones, trends in the Israeli communications industry in general, the impact of current global economic conditions and possible regulatory and legal developments. In light of these risks, uncertainties and conjectures, the forward-looking events mentioned in this press release might not transpire, and actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. For further information regarding the above-mentioned risks, uncertainties and conjectures and other risks we face, please see “Item 3. Key Information – 3D. Risk Factors,” “Item 4. Information about the Company,” “Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects,” “Item 8. Financial Information – 8A. Consolidated Financial Statements and Other Financial Information – 8A.1 Legal and Administrative Proceedings” and “Item 11. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk” in the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 20-F, and the Company’s other reports on Form 6-K, which were submitted to the United States Securities Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or for any other reason.

About Partner Communications

Partner Communications Company Ltd. (“Partner“) is a leading Israeli provider of telecommunications services (cellular, fixed-line telephony and internet services) under the orangeTM brand and under the 012 Smile brand. Partner’s ADSs are quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select MarketTM and its shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR).

For more information about Partner:

Share on StockTwits