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Cablevision Announces Pricing of $750 Million of Senior Notes

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cablevision Announces Pricing of $750 Million of Senior Notes18:36 EDT Thursday, September 13, 2012 BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) today announced that it has priced a public offering of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.875% senior notes due 2022. The offering is expected to close on September 27, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. Cablevision intends to invest the net proceeds of this offering in its subsidiary, CSC Holdings LLC, with which CSC Holdings LLC will address its upcoming debt maturities by making tender offers for $600 million of its 8.50% Senior Notes due 2015 and 8.50% Senior Notes due 2014, repaying $150 million of its Term Loan B-2 and for general corporate purposes. The senior notes are being offered pursuant to the Company's existing shelf registration statement, which became automatically effective upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of the offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BofA Merrill Lynch will act as one of the joint book-runners for the offering. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus for the offering may be obtained from: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Attn: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038, by calling toll free 1-800-294-1322 or by emailing Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Guggenheim Securities, LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Natixis Securities Americas LLC, Nomura Securities International, Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., UBS Securities LLC and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. will also act as joint book-runners for the offering. Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the Company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision's local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at This press release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including financial community and rating agency perceptions of the company and its business, operations, financial condition and the industries in which it operates and the factors described in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" contained therein.The company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein. Cablevision Systems CorporationKelly McAndrew, 516-803-2351Vice PresidentCorporate CommunicationsorBret Richter, 516-803-2262Senior Vice PresidentFinancial Strategy & Development