This excerpt taken from the VZ 10-K filed Feb 26, 2010.
During 2009, Verizon Wireless raised capital to fund the acquisition of Alltel.
The increase in Other, net financing activities during 2009 was primarily driven by higher distributions to Vodafone, which owns a 45% noncontrolling interest in Verizon Wireless. In addition, Other, net financing activities during 2009 included the buyout of wireless partnerships in which our ownership interests increased as a result of the acquisition of Alltel.
During November 2009, Verizon Wireless and Verizon Wireless Capital LLC, completed an exchange offer to exchange the privately placed notes issued in November 2008, as well as in February and May 2009, for new notes with similar terms, pursuant to the requirements of registration rights agreements.
In December 2008, Verizon Wireless obtained net proceeds of $2.4 billion from the issuance of 0.7 billion of 7.625% notes due 2011, 0.5 billion of 8.750% notes due 2015 and £0.6 billion of 8.875% notes due 2018. In November 2008, Verizon Wireless obtained proceeds of $3.5 billion, net of discounts and issuance costs, from the issuance in a private placement of $1.3 billion of 7.375% notes due November 2013 and $2.3 billion of 8.500% notes due November 2018. These notes were used to fund the acquisition of Alltel.
On September 30, 2008, Verizon Wireless and Verizon Wireless Capital LLC entered into a $4.4 billion Three-Year Term Loan Facility Agreement (Three-Year Term Facility) with a maturity date of September 30, 2011. Verizon Wireless borrowed $4.4 billion under the Three-Year Term Facility in order to repay a portion of the 364-Day Credit Agreement as described below.
On June 5, 2008, Verizon Wireless entered into a $7.6 billion 364-Day Credit Agreement which included a $4.8 billion term facility and a $2.8 billion delayed draw facility. On June 10, 2008, Verizon Wireless borrowed $4.8 billion under the 364-Day Credit Agreement in order to purchase Alltel debt obligations acquired in the second quarter of 2008 and, during the third quarter of 2008, borrowed $2.8 billion under the delayed draw facility to complete the purchase of Rural Cellular and to repay Rural Cellulars debt and pay fees and expenses incurred in connection therewith. During 2008 the borrowings under the 364-Day Credit Agreement were repaid.
This excerpt taken from the VZ 8-K filed Jul 24, 2009.
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