FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anteon International Corporation , a leading information technology and systems engineering and integration company, announced today that it has purchased $73,124,000 in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 12% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2009 (the "Notes") that were tendered as of 12:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, on December 19, 2003. Approximately $1,876,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Notes remains outstanding as of the expiration date of the tender offer.
The repurchase price for the Notes was $1,110.95 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, which included accrued and unpaid interest of $12.67 per $1,000 in principal amount of Notes up to, but not including, December 23, 2003, the payment date, and a consent payment of $20.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes tendered prior to the Consent Date. The repurchase price for those Notes tendered after the Consent Date was $1,090.95 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, which excludes the consent payment of $20.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes. The aggregate repurchase price for all Notes validly surrendered for repurchase and not withdrawn was approximately $81,227,107.80.
Anteon also announced the closing of certain amendments to its existing credit agreement. Anteon's amended credit agreement consists of a new $150,000,000 term loan facility with a maturity date of December 31, 2010, and a $200,000,000 revolving loan facility with a maturity date of December 31, 2008. The proceeds of the new term loan facility will be used to pay the consideration for the tender offer and consent solicitation, to pay down Anteon's existing term loan under the credit agreement, to pay associated fees in connection with the amendment of its credit agreement and to repay currently outstanding revolving credit borrowings.
As a result of these refinancing activities, Anteon will incur a one-time charge in the fourth quarter of 2003 for the premiums paid to the holders of the Notes and to expense deferred financing costs of approximately $10.1 million, or $.17 per share. The new term loan facility is priced at LIBOR plus 200 basis points and will result in estimated interest savings of approximately $6 million, or between $.09 and $.10 per share in 2004. Anteon expects to benefit from lower borrowing costs and additional acquisition debt capacity for the term of the amended credit agreement.
Anteon, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, is a leading information technology and engineering solutions company providing support to the federal government and international sectors. For over 27 years, the Company has designed, integrated, maintained and upgraded state-of-the-art systems for national defense, intelligence, emergency response and other high priority government missions. Anteon also provides many of its government clients with the systems analysis, integration and program management skills necessary to manage the development and operations of their mission critical systems. For 2002, Anteon reported revenues of $826 million with a year-end personnel strength of approximately 5,900 employees. The Company acquired Information Spectrum, Inc. in May 2003 and currently has approximately 7,400 employees in more than 100 offices worldwide. Anteon frequently ranks among the top information technology integrators based on independent surveys, and was recently named one of the world's top 100 information technology companies in Business Week's INFOTECH 100 Annual Report (2003). For more information, visit http://www.anteon.com/ .
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