ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its subsidiary, DISH DBS Corporation, has priced an offering of $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “2020 Notes”) and $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.250% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “2018 Notes”). The 2020 Notes and the 2018 Notes will, in each case, be issued at an issue price of 100%. The net proceeds of the offering are intended to be used for general corporate purposes, which may include wireless and spectrum-related strategic transactions.
The offering is expected to close on April 5, 2013, subject to customary conditions.
The notes will only be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes being offered have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. The notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the notes; nor shall there be any sale of these notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in DISH Network Corporation’s and DISH DBS Corporation’s Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements included in their recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including their annual reports on Form 10-K. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and DISH Network Corporation and DISH DBS Corporation expressly disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.