TEL AVIV, Israel & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
First Quarter Cash Flow and Growing Net Cash Position in the Last Three Quarters Enable Early Debt Retirement
Perion Network Ltd. (PERI),a global technology company that delivers synchronized digital marketing solutions for advertisers and publishers through the world's largest channels - digital advertising, social media, and search, announced today it provided a Notice of Redemption to the Noteholders of its 5% Series L Convertible Bonds due 2020 that were issued on September 23, 2014.
Mr. Gerstel commented, “Our ability to generate strong levels of Adjusted EBITDA combined with improved free cash flow, and strong cash balance as of the end of the first quarter, enabled the early repayment of the bonds. Strengthening our financial position has been a priority of our turnaround strategy; we believe this decision further bolsters our balance sheet.”
The redemption date will be June 6, 2019. Pursuant to the terms of the bond, the redemption amount will be the sum of approximately ILS 28.7 million ($8 million) in principal, a prepayment charge of approximately ILS 0.98 million ($0.3 million) and accrued interest of approximately ILS 0.3 million ($0.07 million), amounting to an aggregate redemption amount of approximately ILS 29.9 million ($8.4 million). Following the redemption, the bond will be delisted from the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
About Perion Network Ltd.:
Perion is a global technology company that delivers advertising solutions to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing data-driven execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. More information about Perion may be found at www.perion.com. Follow Perion on Twitter @perionnetwork.
Forward Looking Statements:
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