Crown Castle Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering

April 26, 2017 at 4:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that it has priced its previously announced public offering of 4.750% Senior Notes due 2047 in an aggregate principal amount of $350 million.  The notes will have an interest rate of 4.750% per annum and will be issued at a price equal to 99.207% of their face value to yield 4.800%.

The net proceeds from the offering are expected to be approximately $341 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and other offering expenses payable by Crown Castle.  Crown Castle intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the funding of acquisitions, including the proposed acquisition of Wilcon Holdings LLC (“Wilcon Acquisition”), discretionary investments and the repayment or repurchase of outstanding indebtedness.  This offering is not contingent upon the consummation of the Wilcon Acquisition.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Credit Agricole CIB, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are the joint book-running managers of the offering.

The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting any joint book-running manager using the information provided below.  An electronic copy of the prospectus supplement, together with the accompanying prospectus, is also available on the SEC's website,

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

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on Crown Castle management's current expectations.  Such statements include plans, projections and estimates regarding the proposed offering, including the net proceeds therefrom and the use of such proceeds.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including prevailing market conditions and other factors.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected.  More information about potential risk factors that could affect Crown Castle and its results is included in Crown Castle's filings with the SEC.  The term "including," and any variation thereof, means "including, without limitation."

Crown Castle provides wireless carriers with the infrastructure they need to keep people connected and businesses running.  With approximately 40,000 towers and 27,500 miles of fiber supporting small cells, Crown Castle is the nation's largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure with a significant presence in the top 100 US markets.


Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
200 North College Street, NC1-004-03-43
Charlotte, NC 28255
Attn: Prospectus Department,
Toll-free: 1-800-294-1322,
  Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 17th Floor,
New York, NY 10019
Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk
Toll Free: 1 866 807 6030
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10179
Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk
Collect: 1-212-834-4533
  Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
180 Varick Street
New York, New York 10014
Attn: Prospectus Department
Toll-free: (866) 718-1649
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
3333 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Attn: Prospectus Department
Toll-free: (800) 685-4786

Contacts: Dan Schlanger, CFO
Son Nguyen, VP & Treasurer
Crown Castle International Corp.

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