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HC2 Broadcasting Amends Terms of $81.2 Million Notes, Extends Maturity to October 2021


HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today that its Broadcasting segment has amended the terms of its $81.2 million of privately placed notes (the “Notes”), and extended their maturity by one year to October 2021.  Borrowing terms for the Notes remain largely unchanged.

As part of the amended terms, HC2 Broadcasting is able to sell several non-core full power stations, should it choose, which would enable it to reduce the principal on the Notes.

“We are pleased to have successfully extended the maturity of the Notes at the Broadcasting segment,” stated Wayne Barr, Jr., HC2’s interim Chief Executive Officer.  “We continue to execute and take the necessary steps to best position HC2 for its impending refinancing at the holdco level, while potentially selling several non-core full power stations can help us further reduce our leverage at the Broadcasting segment.  The vast majority of our Broadcasting platform will remain intact; with our network of over 230 stations, it remains well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities as cord cutting further accelerates.”

The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.