Virgin Media 8-K 2013
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): May 3, 2013
VIRGIN MEDIA INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
65 Bleecker Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York, 10012
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code: (212) 906-8440
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Item 8.01. Other Events.
Virgin Media Inc. (“Virgin Media”) (NASDAQ:VMED) (LSE:VMED) today announced that its subsidiaries Virgin Media Finance PLC (“VMF”) and Virgin Media Secured Finance PLC (“VMSF” and, together with VMF, the “Offerors”) will notify holders (the “Notice”) of VMF's dollar-denominated 5.25% senior notes due 2022, dollar-denominated 4.875% senior notes due 2022 and sterling-denominated 5.125% senior notes due 2022 (collectively, the “2022 Notes”) and VMSF's dollar-denominated 5.25% senior secured notes due 2021 and sterling-denominated 5.5% senior secured notes due 2021 (collectively, the “2021 Notes” and, together with the 2022 Notes, the “Notes”) that a “Change of Control”, as defined in each of the indentures governing the Notes, is expected to occur upon the consummation of the transactions (the “Change of Control Transaction”) contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of February 5, 2013 (as amended on March 6, 2013 and as may be further amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”) between Virgin Media, Liberty Global, Inc. (“Liberty Global”), Liberty Global Corporation Limited and certain other wholly owned subsidiaries of Liberty Global. Pursuant to the terms of the Notes, following the consummation of the Change of Control Transaction, holders of the Notes will have the right to require VMF or VMSF, as applicable, to purchase all or a portion of such holders' Notes, plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the date of purchase.
The Offerors have today commenced tender offers for the Notes (the “Tender Offers”) in contemplation of, and conditioned on, the consummation of the Change of Control Transaction.
The Notice and terms and conditions of the Tender Offers are included in the Notice of Change of Control and Offer to Purchase dated May 3, 2013 to be distributed to holders of the Notes. The Tender Offers are subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including the consummation of the Change of Control Transaction.
A copy of the press release issued by Virgin Media in connection with the tender offer is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
Dated: May 3, 2013