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NII Holdings Announces Decision On Payment Of Interest On Its Senior Notes

RESTON, Va., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) announced today that is has elected not to pay approximately $118.8 million in interest due on August 15, 2014 on senior notes issued by its subsidiaries NII Capital Corp. and NII International Telecom, S.C.A.  Under the terms of the indentures for the senior notes, there is a 30-day grace period during which the Company may elect to make the interest payments and cure any potential non-payment claims.

As previously disclosed, the Company continues to engage in discussions with holders of, and representatives of certain holders of, the senior notes issued by NII Capital Corp. and NII International Telecom regarding the potential terms on which the obligations evidenced by those senior notes could be restructured, including by exchanging all or a portion of the senior notes for equity interests in, or debt securities of, the reorganized Company. Currently the Company has not entered into any agreements relating to a potential restructuring of its obligations, and there can be no assurance that these efforts will result in any such agreement. Additional information regarding the processes for implementing any agreed or other restructuring either on a standalone basis or in conjunction with one or more other potential actions and the potential timing of those processes is included in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended on June 30, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 11, 2014. 

About NII Holdings, Inc.

NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers in Latin America. NII Holdings, operating under the Nextel brand in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, offers fully integrated wireless communications tools with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect® and International Direct ConnectSM, a digital two-way radio. NII Holdings is a Fortune 500 and Barron's 500 company, and has also been named one of the best places to work among multinationals in Latin America by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The Company trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD. Visit the Company's website at www.nii.com.

Nextel, the Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc.

Visit NII Holdings' news room for news and to access our markets' news centers: nii.com/newsroom.

Safe Harbor Statement
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  This news release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the securities laws. The statements in this news release regarding the business outlook, potential restructuring of obligations and future performance, as well as other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are estimates and projections reflecting management's judgment based on currently available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements.  With respect to these forward-looking statements, management has made assumptions regarding, among other things, the Company's ability to negotiate a plan of restructuring, execute on its business plans and maintain compliance with financial covenants under its existing operating company debt obligations; customer growth and retention; pricing; network usage; operating costs; the timing of various events; the economic and regulatory environment and the foreign exchange rates that will prevail during 2014.  Future performance cannot be assured and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ include the risks and uncertainties relating to the impact on our financial results, not meeting our business plans or failing to meet our financial covenants on the required testing dates; the impact of more intense competitive conditions and changes in economic conditions in the markets we serve; the risk that our network technologies will not perform properly or support the services our customers want or need; the risk that customers in the markets we serve will not find our services attractive; potential reductions in the recorded value of our assets that may result from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and, in particular, fluctuations in the relative values of the currencies of the countries in which we operate compared to the U.S. dollar; unexpected results of litigation; and the additional risks and uncertainties that are described in NII Holdings' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, as well as in other reports filed from time to time by NII Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release speaks only as of its date, and NII Holdings disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

Media Contacts:

NII Holdings, Inc.
1875 Explorer Street, Suite 1000
Reston, VA. 20190
(703) 390-5100
www.nii.com

Investor and Media Relations: Tahmin Clarke
(703) 390-7174
[email protected]

SOURCE NII Holdings, Inc.

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