Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

November 04, 2009 14:09 ET

Shaw Announces 30-Year Senior Note Offering of C$650 Million

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 4, 2009) - Shaw Communications Inc. ("Shaw") (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced today the terms of an offering of C$650 million principal amount of 6.75% senior unsecured notes due 2039. The net proceeds of this offering will be used for general corporate purposes, working capital, capital expenditures and wireless investments. Closing is scheduled to occur on November 9, 2009 and, based on the closing purchase price, the effective yield of the notes, if held to maturity, is 6.803%.

The senior notes will be made available in Canada and the United States, under Shaw's previously filed shelf prospectus, pursuant to an agency agreement with TD Securities Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. acting as co-lead agents. While the agents have agreed to use their best efforts to sell the notes, they will not be obligated to purchase any of the notes which are not sold. Accordingly, the final amount of the offering may potentially be reduced at closing.

A copy of the prospectus supplement may be obtained from TD Securities Inc., Attention: Debt Syndication, 222 Bay St., 7th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1A2 or from RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Attention: Debt Syndication, 200 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2W7. The U.S. prospectus supplement may also be accessed directly from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at A copy of the Canadian prospectus supplement is available from the Canadian Securities Administrators at

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct). The Company serves over 3.4 million customers, including over 1.7 million Internet and 850,000 Digital Phone customers, through a reliable and extensive network, which comprises 625,000 kilometres of fibre. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B), (NYSE:SJR).

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