SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (date of earliest event reported): November 17, 2010
METROPCS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
2250 Lakeside Boulevard
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: 214-570-5800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report): Not Applicable
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On November 17, 2010, MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. (Wireless), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (Communications), completed a public offering of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of its 6 5/8% senior notes due 2020 (the Notes). The terms of the Notes are governed by the Indenture, dated as of September 21, 2010 (the Base Indenture), among Wireless, the guarantors party thereto (the Guarantors) and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee (the Trustee), as amended and supplemented by the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 17, 2010 (the Supplemental Indenture), among Wireless, the Guarantors and the Trustee. The Base Indenture, as amended and supplemented by the Supplemental Indenture, is referred to herein as the Indenture.
The Notes bear interest at 6 5/8% per annum on the principal amount, payable semi-annually in cash on May 15 and November 15 of each year, commencing May 15, 2011. The Notes will mature on November 15, 2020. The Notes are guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by Communications, MetroPCS, Inc. (a Delaware Corporation which owns all of the capital stock of Wireless) and all of Wireless current and future direct and indirect domestic restricted subsidiaries. Royal Street Communications, LLC, a company in which Wireless holds a non-controlling 85% ownership interest, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, Royal Street), currently are not domestic restricted subsidiaries under the Indenture and therefore the Notes will not be guaranteed by Royal Street or any other subsidiary of Communications (other than MetroPCS, Inc. and Wireless current and future direct and indirect domestic restricted subsidiaries) which is consolidated in Communications financial statements. The Notes are Wireless, and the guarantees are the Guarantors, direct, senior unsecured obligations and will rank equally in right of payment with all of Wireless and the Guarantors existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness, including, without limitation, Wireless outstanding 9 1/4% senior notes due 2014 (the 2014 Notes) and 7 7/8% senior notes due 2018.
There is no mandatory redemption or sinking fund required for the Notes. Wireless may, at its option, redeem some or all of the Notes at any time on or after November 15, 2015, at redemption prices ranging from 103.313% to 100% of the principal amount, depending on the date of redemption, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date. In addition, prior to November 15, 2013, Wireless may, at its option, redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the Notes with the net cash proceeds of certain sales of equity securities or certain contributions to its equity at a redemption price of 106.625% of the principal amount, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date. Also, at any time prior to November 15, 2015, Wireless may, at its option, redeem all or a part of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes redeemed, plus an Applicable Premium (as defined in the Indenture) as of, and any accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date.
If Wireless experiences specific kinds of changes of control as set forth in the Indenture and any such change of control results in a rating downgrade during a specified period of time after the change of control, each holder of the Notes may require Wireless to repurchase all or a portion of the Notes so held at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of such Notes, plus any accrued and unpaid interest, on such Notes repurchased to, but not including, the date of purchase.
The Indenture contains covenants that, among other things, restrict the ability of Wireless and its domestic restricted subsidiaries to, among other things, incur more debt, pay dividends and make distributions, make certain investments, repurchase stock, create liens or other encumbrances, enter into transactions with affiliates, enter into agreements that restrict dividends or distributions from subsidiaries, and merge, consolidate or sell, or otherwise dispose of, substantially all of its assets. These limitations are subject to a number of important qualifications and exceptions.
The Indenture contains customary Events of Default (as defined in the Indenture), including:
default for 30 days in the payment when due of interest on the Notes;
default in the payment when due (at maturity, upon redemption or otherwise) of the principal of, or premium, if any, on, the Notes;
failure by Wireless to comply with its other obligations under the Indenture, in certain cases subject to notice and grace periods;
payment defaults and accelerations with respect to other indebtedness of Wireless and certain of its domestic restricted subsidiaries in the aggregate principal amount of $50.0 million or more;
specified events involving bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of Wireless or certain of its domestic restricted subsidiaries; and
failure by Wireless or certain of its domestic restricted subsidiaries to pay certain final judgments aggregating in excess of $50.0 million within 60 days of such final judgment.
Upon an Event of Default, the Trustee or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding, may declare all the Notes to be due and payable immediately. In the case of Events of Default relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, all outstanding Notes will become due and payable immediately without further action or notice.
Other material terms of the Notes and the Indenture are described in the prospectus supplement, dated November 5, 2010, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on November 8, 2010 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The foregoing description of the Indenture and the transactions contemplated therein is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by the full and complete terms of the Base Indenture, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 4.1 to Communications Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on September 21, 2010, and the Supplemental Indenture, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1, each of which is incorporated herein by reference.
Wireless and the Guarantors registered the sale of the Notes and the underlying guarantees with the Commission pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-169237) pursuant to the Securities Act. Wireless received net proceeds from the offering of the Notes of approximately $989.0 million, after underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. Wireless intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to redeem all of the $950.0 million outstanding principal amount of its 2014 Notes at a price of 104.625% of the principal amount thereof, plus any accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date, and for general corporate purposes.
|Item 2.03.||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement.|
The disclosure under Item 1.01 of this report is also responsive to Item 2.03 of this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|4.1||||Second Supplemental Indenture, dated November 17, 2010, among MetroPCS Wireless, Inc., the Guarantors (as defined therein) and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as trustee.|
|4.2||||Form of 6 5/8% Senior Notes due 2020 (included in Exhibit 4.1).|
|5.1||||Opinion of Baker Botts L.L.P.|
|23.1||||Consent of Baker Botts L.L.P. (included in Exhibit 5.1).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|METROPCS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.|
|Date: November 17, 2010||By:|
|J. Braxton Carter|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|