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Intertape Polymer Group Announces Redemption of its Remaining $18.7 Million Senior Subordinated Notes
Monday, July 22, 2013
Intertape Polymer Group Announces Redemption of its Remaining $18.7 Million Senior Subordinated Notes08:00 EDT Monday, July 22, 2013
MONTREAL, QUEBEC and BRADENTON, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - July 22, 2013) - Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (TSX:ITP) ("Intertape" or the "Company") today announced that Intertape Polymer US Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, has issued a notice of redemption for the remaining $18.7 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8 1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes due August 2014 (the "Notes"). The Company will redeem the Notes on August 30, 2013. All dollar amounts stated herein are denominated in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.
"We are pleased to be completing the redemption of our remaining Notes in advance of their due date as we previously discussed. This final redemption will have a positive impact on our average cost of borrowing. Cash flows from operations combined with the funds available under our other debt facilities provide sufficient liquidity to redeem the Notes and to finance the capital expenditure projects we have previously discussed as well as other corporate requirements," commented Bernard J. Pitz, Intertape's Chief Financial Officer.
A charge of $0.1 million will be recorded in the third quarter of 2013 due to the write-off of the remaining unamortized debt issue costs related to the redemption of the Notes.
A notice of redemption (the "Redemption Notice") pursuant to the terms of the Indenture governing the Notes was delivered today to the registered holders of the Notes. The redemption date is August 30, 2013 (the "Redemption Date"), and the redemption price is 100% of the par value of the Notes redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the Redemption Date (the "Redemption Price"). Questions regarding the redemption should be directed to Wilmington Trust Company, by telephone at (203) 453-4130 or by facsimile at (203) 453-1183.
On and after the Redemption Date, the Notes will no longer be deemed outstanding, interest will cease to accrue and all rights of the holders of the Notes will cease to exist, except for the right to receive the Redemption Price, without interest thereon.
This announcement does not constitute a Notice of Redemption or an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or buy any securities in any jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be qualified for sale to the public under applicable Canadian or United States securities laws and, accordingly, any offer and sale of the securities in Canada or the United States will be made on a basis which is exempt from the prospectus requirements of such securities laws.
About Intertape Polymer Group Inc.
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sales of a variety of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, specialized polyolefin films, woven fabrics and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and Bradenton, Florida, the Company employs approximately 1,800 employees with operations in 16 locations, including 10 manufacturing facilities in North America and one in Europe.
Safe Harbor Statement
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