MONTEREY, CA, Nov 19, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Century Aluminum Company (the "Company") (NASDAQ: CENX) today announced that it has received the requisite consents in its exchange offer and consent solicitation related to its 7.5% Senior Notes due 2014, CUSIP No. 156431AH1 (the "2014 Notes"). The Company has been advised by the information and exchange agent for the exchange offer and consent solicitation that holders of approximately 97% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2014 Notes had tendered 2014 Notes in the exchange offer and delivered related consents in the consent solicitation by 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on November 18, 2009 (the "Consent Payment Deadline").
Holders of 2014 Notes not tendered prior to the Consent Payment Deadline may tender their notes and deliver related consents until 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 3, 2009, but will receive in exchange only the Company's newly issued 8% Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (the "Exchange Notes") and not the consent payment.
This press release does not constitute an offer to exchange or a solicitation of consents relating to the 2014 Notes or any other securities of the Company. The exchange offer and consent solicitation is being made pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") contained in Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act. The Company has not filed and will not file a registration statement under the Securities Act or any other federal or state securities laws with respect to the offer of Exchange Notes in the exchange offer and consent solicitation related to the 2014 Notes described above.
Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland. Century's corporate offices are located in Monterey, California.
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. The company has based its forward-looking statements on current expectations and projections about the future; however, these statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, any of which could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in its forward-looking statements. More information about these risks, uncertainties and assumptions can be found in the risk factors and forward-looking statements cautionary language contained in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made.
Certified Advisors for the First North market of the OMX Nordic Exchange Iceland hf. for Global Depositary Receipts in Iceland:
Atli B. Gudmundsson, Senior Manager - Corporate Finance, NBI hf.
Steingrimur Helgason, Director - Corporate Finance, NBI hf.
Contacts: Media Mike Dildine 831-642-9364 Investors Shelly Lair 831-642-9357
SOURCE: Century Aluminum Company
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