Telesat Canada Announces Closing of Its Secured Notes Offering and Credit Facility Refinancing Transaction

December 11, 2019

Source: Globe Newswire

On Friday, December 6, 2019, Telesat Canada (“Telesat”) issued US$400 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.875% senior secured notes due 2027 (the “Senior Secured Notes”), which will mature on June 1, 2027, pursuant to an indenture, dated as of December 6, 2019, by and among Telesat and Telesat LLC, as co-issuer, the guarantors named therein, and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee and notes collateral agent and the other collateral agents party thereto (the “Notes Offering”).

Concurrently with the consummation of the offering of Senior Secured Notes, Telesat announced its entry into an amendment to its senior secured credit agreement. The amended credit agreement provides for a new term loan facility of US$1.909 billion and a new revolving credit facility with commitments ofUS$200 million (together, the “Senior Credit Facilities”), which replaced the existing term loan and revolving facilities. The revolving credit facility is currently undrawn. JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. (“JP Morgan”) is acting as administrative agent and collateral agent with respect to the Senior Credit Facilities.

Telesat used the net proceeds from the Notes Offering and the Senior Credit Facilities, together with cash on hand, to repay all borrowings outstanding under its existing senior credit facilities and pay related fees and expenses.

The Senior Secured Notes were offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and, outside the United States, only to non-U.S. investors pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Senior Secured Notes were not, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act or other applicable securities laws.

About Telesat

Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company's state-of-the-art fleet consists of 16 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite which is the start of Telesat's planned advanced global LEO satellite constellation that will offer ultra-low latency, extremely high throughput, affordable broadband services. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat's principal shareholders are Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).

For further information:

Michael Bolitho, Telesat, +1 (613) 748-8700 ext. 2336;


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