LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

March 03, 2005 20:35 ET

Lions Gate Entertainment Announces That Registration Statement for 2.9375% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes Has Been Declared Effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission


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FOR: LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORP.

NYSE, TSX SYMBOL: LGF

MARCH 3, 2005 - 20:35 ET

Lions Gate Entertainment Announces That Registration
Statement for 2.9375% Senior Subordinated Convertible
Notes Has Been Declared Effective by the Securities
and Exchange Commission

SANTA MONICA, Calif. & NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(CCNMatthews -
Mar 3, 2005) -

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) (TSX:LGF) announced today that
the Registration Statement on Form S-3 that it filed on February 4, 2005
has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. filed the Registration Statement in
connection with the October 2004 private offering by Lions Gate
Entertainment Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, of 2.9375% Senior
Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2024.

The Registration Statement is available for use by the noteholders to
resell the previously issued notes and the common shares of Lions Gate
Entertainment Corp. that can be issued upon conversion of those notes.
The company will not receive any proceeds from any resale of the
securities by the selling securityholders.

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 offer, solicitation or sale
would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the
securities laws of any such jurisdiction. A final written prospectus
meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933
relating to these securities may be obtained by calling Lions Gate
Entertainment Corp., Investor Relations at 310-255-3726.

www.lgf.com

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
    Peter D. Wilkes, 310-255-3726
    pwilkes@lgf.com