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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 15, 2021

 

 

Crown Castle International Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-16441   76-0470458

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

8020 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 570-3000

1220 Augusta Drive, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77057-2261

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbols

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value   CCI   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 


ITEM 1.01 - ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT

On June 15, 2021, Crown Castle International Corp. (“Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (“Underwriting Agreement”) with BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC and Truist Securities, Inc., as Representatives for the several Underwriters (“Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell to the Underwriters $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 2.500% Senior Notes due 2031 in a registered public offering (“Offering”) pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration File No. 333-254500). The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering (1) to repay in full the Senior Secured Tower Revenue Notes Series 2015-1, Class C-2022, issued by certain of its subsidiaries, (2) to repay outstanding indebtedness under its commercial paper program and (3) to the extent of any remaining balance of net proceeds, for general corporate purposes.

For a complete description of the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, please refer to the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto, and is incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 8.01 - OTHER EVENTS

On June 15, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the commencement of the Offering. The Company’s press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, and is incorporated herein by reference.

On June 15, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering. The Company’s press release is filed as Exhibit 99.2 hereto, and is incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 9.01 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated June 15, 2021, among the Company and BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC and Truist Securities, Inc., as Representatives for the several Underwriters
99.1    Press Release, dated June 15, 2021
99.2    Press Release, dated June 15, 2021
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document

Cautionary Language Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations of management of the Company. 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.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP.
By:  

/s/ Kenneth J. Simon

Name:   Kenneth J. Simon
Title:   Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Date: June 16, 2021

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