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Crown Castle Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) ("Crown Castle") announced today that it has priced its previously announced public offering of 4.300% Senior Notes due 2029 and 5.200% Senior Notes due 2049, in aggregate principal amounts of $600 million and $400 million, respectively. The Senior Notes due 2029 will have an interest rate of 4.300% per annum and will be issued at a price equal to 99.461% of their face value to yield 4.367%. The Senior Notes due 2049 will have an interest rate of 5.200% per annum and will be issued at a price equal to 99.894% of their face value to yield 5.207%.

The net proceeds from the offering are expected to be approximately $985 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses payable by Crown Castle. Crown Castle intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay outstanding borrowings under its existing revolving credit facility.

Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, MUFG and TD Securities are the joint book-running managers of the offering.

The offering is being made pursuant to the existing 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 preliminary prospectus supplement, together with the accompanying prospectus, is also available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov.

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.

CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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."

ABOUT CROWN CASTLE

Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and approximately 65,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major U.S. market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them.

     
JOINT BOOK-RUNNING MANAGERS CONTACT INFORMATION    
     
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated,
NC1-004-03-43
200 North College Street, 3rd floor
Charlotte NC  28255-0001
Attn: Prospectus Department
Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com
  Barclays Capital Inc.
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Toll-free: (888) 603-5847
Email: barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com
     
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10179
Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk
Toll-free: 1-212-834-4533
  MUFG Securities Americas Inc.
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Attn: Capital Markets Group
Toll-free: 1-877-649-6848
     
TD Securities (USA) LLC
31 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Attn: Debt Capital Markets Syndicate Desk
Toll-free: (855) 495-9846
   
     

CONTACTS
Dan Schlanger, CFO
Ben Lowe, VP & Treasurer
Crown Castle International Corp.
713-570-3050