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Globe Announces Successful Completion and Settlement of its Tender Offers for All Outstanding 13.5% Senior Notes Originally Due 2006 Issued by Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. and for All Outstanding Loans Made to Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. and Radio Co

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom, Inc. ("Globe") announced today the successful completion and settlement of its previously announced tender offers.  These tender offers are: (i) for the 13.5% Senior Notes originally due 2006 (the "Notes") issued by Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. ("Bayantel"), its tender offer to purchase for cash any and all of the Notes (the "tender offer for the Notes"); and (ii) for the outstanding loans made to Bayantel (the "BTI Loans") and to Radio Communications of the Philippines, Inc. (the "RCPI Loans" and together with the BTI Loans, the "Loans"), in each case that were and are subject to the Rehabilitation Plan of Bayantel and Radio Communications of the Philippines, Inc. ("RCPI"), its tender offer to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding Loans (the "tender offer for the Loans," and together with the tender offer for the Notes, the "tender offers"). All of the conditions to the tender offers, as set forth in their respective offer documents (as defined below), have been satisfied or waived.  The Settlement Date of both tender offers, as such term is defined in the offer documents, is December 21, 2012.

As of the expiration of the tender offer for the Notes, at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 18, 2012, Notes representing approximately 92.90% of the aggregate Remaining Principal Amount of Notes had been tendered and not withdrawn.  As of December 21, 2012, approximately 98.26% of the aggregate Remaining Principal Amount of BTI Loans had been tendered and not withdrawn in the tender offer for the Loans, and 100% of the aggregate Remaining Principal Amount of RCPI Loans had been tendered and not withdrawn in the tender offer for the Loans.  The overall "Acceptance Level," as such term is defined in the offer documents, is approximately 96.17%. All such tenders have been validated and accepted for purchase by Globe.

As Globe has previously announced: (i) the Total Consideration for the tender offers, as such term is defined in the offer documents, is US$310.00 per US$1,000 Remaining Principal Amount of Notes or Remaining Principal Amount of Loans, as the case may be, validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) and accepted for purchase in the applicable tender offer, (or in the case of PHP-denominated Loans, PHP 310.00 per PHP 1,000 of Remaining Principal Amount of BTI Loans and Remaining Principal Amount of RCPI Loans, as the case may be, validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) and accepted for purchase in the tender offer for the Loans); and (ii) in the tender offer for the Notes, Globe is paying, to each holder of Notes who validly tendered all of its Notes after the Extended Early Tender Date and on or prior to the Expiration Date (as such terms are defined in the offer documents for the Notes), for each US$1,000 Remaining Principal Amount of Notes of such holder validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the tender offer, "Tender Offer Consideration," equal to US$307.50.

Citibank N.A., London Branch, served as the Tender Agent for the tender offers. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. served as the Dealer Manager for the tender offers.

Notice to Investors

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or buy any securities. The tender offer for the Notes and the tender offer for the Loans were made pursuant to the terms of their respective offer documents. The tender offers were not made in any jurisdictions where such an offer would be unlawful.  

The Amended and Restated Offer to Purchase dated as of November 6, 2012, the related Letter of Transmittal, and Globe's prior press releases dated November 20, 2012, November 28, 2012, and December 4, 2012 collectively comprise the "offer documents for the Notes." The Offer to Purchase Loans, dated November 5, 2012, as amended on or about November 8, 2012, together with the related letter of transmittal, comprise the "offer documents for the Loans." The offer documents for the Notes, together with the "offer documents for the Loans, collectively comprise the "offer documents."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are, by their nature, subject to significant risks and uncertainties.  The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "seek," "plan," "may," "will," "would," "could" and similar expressions, are intended to identify a number of these forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which are beyond our control.  Because of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release and the offer documents might not occur in the way we expect, or at all.  Holders of Notes and Lenders should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking information.  In addition, these forward-looking statements reflect current views with respect to future events and are not a guarantee of future performance.  Actual results may differ materially from information contained in the forward‑looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including general economic, political and other conditions in the Philippines, and the risk factors discussed in the offer documents, as well as other factors beyond our control. The information and statements in this press release is made on the date hereof.  We do not intend to update or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless such information is material within the purview of applicable laws, the mandate of which is to enforce investor protection.

For more information, please contact:

Yoly Crisanto

Head, Corporate Communications

Globe Telecom, Inc.

Tel No. (632) 730-2627

Fax No. (632) 739-3075

[email protected]

 

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