MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) -
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Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA) ("Cogeco Cable") announced today that it has filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities for the issuance of up to $1,500,000,000 of debt securities, in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, which may consist of debentures, notes or other types of debt securities. These debt securities may be offered from time to time, over a 25-month period during which the short form base shelf prospectus remains valid. The specific terms of any debt securities will be described in one or more shelf prospectus supplements to be filed with the securities regulatory authorities.
This short form base shelf prospectus, upon becoming final, will replace Cogeco Cable's corresponding existing short form base shelf prospectus that expired on January 10, 2013. The preliminary short form base shelf prospectus will not become final until a final short form base shelf prospectus is filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada and a receipt is obtained.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy these debt securities in any province or territory of Canada in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification under securities laws of any such province or territory. The debt securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), and any state securities laws, and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States of America or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except in transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
A copy of the preliminary short form base shelf prospectus filed with securities regulatory authorities is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
About Cogeco Cable
Cogeco Cable is a telecommunications corporation and is the 11th largest hybrid fibre coaxial cable operator in North America, operating in Canada under the Cogeco Cable brand name, in Quebec and Ontario, and in the United States through its subsidiary, Atlantic Broadband in Western Pennsylvania, South Florida, Maryland, Delaware and South Carolina. Its two-way broadband cable networks provide to its residential and small business customers Analog and Digital Television, High Speed Internet (HSI) and Telephony services. Through its subsidiaries, Cogeco Data Services and PEER 1 Hosting, Cogeco Cable provides its commercial customers a suite of IT hosting, information and communications technology services (Data Centre, Co-location, Managed Hosting, Cloud Infrastructure and Connectivity) with 23 data centres, extensive fibre networks in Montreal and Toronto as well as points-of-presence in North America and Europe. Cogeco Cable's subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CCA).
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained or incorporated by reference in this press release may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to Cogeco Cable's future outlook and anticipated events, business, operations, financial performance, financial condition or results and, in some cases, can be identified by terminology such as "may"; "will"; "should"; "expect"; "plan"; "anticipate"; "believe"; "intend"; "estimate"; "predict"; "potential"; "continue"; "foresee", "ensure" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In addition, statements regarding Cogeco Cable's future operating results and economic performance and its objectives and strategies are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain factors and assumptions including expected growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities, which Cogeco Cable believes are reasonable as of the current date. While management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to Cogeco Cable, they may prove to be incorrect. Cogeco Cable cautions the reader that the economic downturn experienced over the past few years makes forward-looking information and the underlying assumptions subject to greater uncertainty and that, consequently, they may not materialize, or the results may significantly differ from Cogeco Cable's expectations. It is impossible for Cogeco Cable to predict with certainty the impact that the current economic uncertainties may have on future results. Forward-looking information is also subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from what Cogeco Cable currently expects. These factors include technological changes, changes in market and competition, governmental or regulatory developments, general economic conditions, the development of new products and services, the enhancement of existing products and services, and the introduction of competing products having technological or other advantages, many of which are beyond Cogeco Cable's control. Therefore, future events and results may vary significantly from what management currently foresee. For more exhaustive information on these risks and uncertainties, the reader should refer to the risk factors described in the management's discussion and analysis of Cogeco Cable for the year ended August 31, 2012 and management's discussion and analysis of Cogeco Cable for the three and six month periods ended February 28, 2013. The reader should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While management may elect to, Cogeco Cable is under no obligation, and does not undertake to, update or alter this information at any particular time, except as may be required by law.