Elster Announces Change of Control Offer to Purchase Its 6.25% Senior Notes Due 2018
ESSEN, Germany, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Elster announced that, effective September 17, 2012, it has commenced an offer to purchase (the “Offer”) its 6.25% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) (Regulation S Notes: Common Code 061702750, ISIN XS0617027502, Rule 144A Notes: Common Code 061702784, ISIN XS0617027841) upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer dated September 17, 2012, at a price in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the date of purchase (the “Purchase Price”). The Offer is being made pursuant to the Change of Control provisions of the Indenture dated April 21, 2011, as amended or supplemented (the “Indenture”) pursuant to which the Notes were issued.
The Offer will expire at midnight, New York Time, on October 18, 2012, unless extended. The tender agent and paying agent for this Offer is Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch.
This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The offer to purchase is made solely by means of the Offer.
Elster is one of the world’s largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced Smart Metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.