Birch Communications, Inc. Announces Proposed Private $100 Million Debt Offering
Atlanta, GA – November 30, 2009 - Birch Communications, Inc. (“Birch”) announced today that it is proposing to issue, subject to market and other conditions, $100 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2015 (the “Notes”) in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”).
Birch intends to use the net proceeds from this private offering to repay outstanding indebtedness, purchase outstanding warrants for its common stock and for general corporate purposes, including future acquisitions. The Notes will be guaranteed, subject to certain regulatory approvals, by substantially all of Birch’s subsidiaries.
The notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes will not initially be registered under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state law.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Birch Communications
Headquartered in Atlanta GA, Birch Communications is one of the largest competitive telecommunications carriers covering 32-states across the nation. Birch is the first in its class to deploy a private IP-Network utilizing soft switch technology to deliver innovative, high quality, affordable voice and broadband communications services to small and medium business customers. Please visit
www.birch.com for more information.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Birch Communications, Inc.