Intelsat Commences Proposed IPO

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Intelsat S.A. (formerly known as Intelsat Global Holdings S.A.) announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 19,323,672 common shares at a price of $18.00 per share and concurrent public offering of 3,000,000 Series A mandatory convertible junior non-voting preferred shares (the “Series A preferred shares”) at a price of $50.00 per share.

On the mandatory conversion date, May 1, 2016, each Series A preferred share, unless previously converted, will automatically convert into common shares. The Series A preferred shares will have a 5.75% dividend rate and a liquidation preference of $50.00 per share. The Company has granted the underwriters in the initial public offering of common shares a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,898,550 common shares. The Company has granted the underwriters in the public offering of Series A preferred shares a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 Series A preferred shares. The Company’s common shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “I” and its Series A preferred shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “I PR A.” The offerings are expected to close on or about April 23, 2013. The closing of the offering of Series A preferred shares is conditioned upon the closing of the offering of the Company’s common shares.

Total net proceeds from the offerings, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, is expected to be approximately $471.7 million. Total net proceeds from the offering of common shares, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, is expected to be approximately $328.8 million. Total net proceeds from the offering of Series A preferred shares, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions, is expected to be approximately $142.9 million. The company intends to use substantially all of the net proceeds from the offerings to repay, redeem, retire or repurchase a portion of its outstanding indebtedness.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint book-running managers, Barclays Capital Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Nomura Securities International, Inc. and UBS Securities LLC are acting as book-runners and Evercore Group L.L.C., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, LionTree Advisors LLC and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offerings.

Each offering is being made only by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. Copies of the final prospectus related to each offering may be obtained, when available, from: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Telephone: 1-866-471-2526, Facsimile: 1-212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, Telephone: 1-866-803-9204; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, Telephone: 1-866-718-1649, or by emailing prospectus@morganstanley.com; or BofA Merrill Lynch at Attn.: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, or by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com.

The registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the registration statement can be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
 

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