WIND Hellas’ €250 Million high yield bond offering

Shearman & Sterling advised J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Eurobank on WIND Hellas’ high yield bond offering, the first such offering after the company’s debt restructurings in 2009 and 2010.

The offering comprised €250 million, 10% senior secured notes due 2021 issued by WIND Hellas’s direct parent, Crystal Almond S.à r.l. The proceeds of the offering will be used to refinance existing indebtedness of the WIND Hellas group, to pay fees and expenses related to the offering and for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditure investments.

WIND Hellas is one of the three major integrated communication providers in Greece with a proprietary mobile network. WIND Hellas offers mobile and fixed-line telecommunication and high-speed Internet services under a unified brand and on a national basis to over 3.6 million mobile pre-paid, mobile post-paid and fixed-line services subscribers.

The Shearman & Sterling team was led by partners Apostolos Gkoutzinis (London-Capital Markets), Peter Hayes (London-Finance), Kristen Garry (Washington, DC-Tax), Simon Letherman

(London-Tax); associates Randy Nahlé, Saif Alaqili, Iakovos Anagnostopoulos (all London-Capital Markets), Shane Burke, Ankita Sethia (both London-Finance), Michael Daly, Devon Yamauchi (both Washington, DC-Tax); and legal assistant Charoula Makrygianni (London-Capital Markets).

Involved fees earner: Apostolos Gkoutzinis – Shearman & Sterling; Randy Nahlé – Shearman & Sterling; Saif Alaqili – Shearman & Sterling; Peter Hayes – Shearman & Sterling; Shane Burke – Shearman & Sterling; Ankita Sethia – Shearman & Sterling; Kristen Garry – Shearman & Sterling; Simon Letherman – Shearman & Sterling; Michael Daly – Shearman & Sterling;

Law Firms: Shearman & Sterling;

Clients: Citigroup Inc.; JP Morgan; Eurobank Ergasias S.A.;

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