Telenet Financing USD LLC will be the borrowing entity under Facility AR, carrying (i) a margin of 2.0% over LIBOR, (ii) a 0% LIBOR floor and (iii) a maturity of April 30, 2028. Facility AR was successfully issued at 99.75%. Telenet International Finance S.à r.l. will be the borrowing entity under Facility AQ, carrying (i) a margin of 2.25% over EURIBOR, (ii) a 0% EURIBOR floor and (iii) a maturity of April 30, 2029. Facility AQ was successfully issued at par.
Telenet Financing USD LLC intends to on-lend the net proceeds of this issuance to Telenet International Finance S.à r.l., which will use such proceeds, together with the net proceeds from the issuance of Facility AQ, to redeem in full the aforementioned € and USD Term Loans. The settlement of the refinancing will occur before the end of January 2020.
Through this transaction, Telenet succeeded in further reducing its weighted average cost of borrowing, locking in attractive long-term interest rates, with an improved weighted average maturity of 8.5 years from 7.4 years prior to the transaction. Excluding the short-term commitments under its vendor financing program, the Company does not face any debt maturities prior to April 2028.
J.P. Morgan acted as Mandated Lead Arranger and Global Coordinator on the USD Facility with BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank acting as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Global Coordinators on the € Facility. Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, ING, NatWest, Rabobank, RBC, the Bank of Nova Scotia and Société Générale acted as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners.