GDS Announces Repurchase of US$299,910,000 of 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025
SHANGHAI, China, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GDS Holdings Limited (“GDS Holdings”, “GDS” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GDS; HKEX: 9698), a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centers in China and South East Asia, today announced that it repurchased approximately US$299,910,000 aggregate principal amount of its 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (CUSIP Nos. 36165L AA6, 36165L AB4 & G3902L AA7) (the “Notes”). Pursuant to the Indenture dated as of June 5, 2018 (the “Indenture”) relating to the Notes by and between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee, each holder had the right, at the option of such holder, to require the Company to repurchase all of such holder’s Notes or any portion thereof that is an integral multiple of US$1,000 principal amount for cash on June 1, 2023 (the “Repurchase Right”). The repurchases were consummated through holders’ exercise of the Repurchase Right. The repurchased Notes will be canceled accordingly. Notes in the aggregate principal amount of US$80,000 remain outstanding after such repurchases.
This press release is for information only and is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes or any other securities of the Company. None of the Company, its board of directors or its employees has made or is making any representation or recommendation to any holder of the Notes.
About GDS Holdings Limited
GDS Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GDS; HKEX: 9698) is a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centers in China and South East Asia. The Company’s facilities are strategically located in primary economic hubs where demand for high-performance data center services is concentrated. The Company also builds, operates and transfers data centers at other locations selected by its customers in order to fulfill their broader requirements. The Company’s data centers have large net floor area, high power capacity, density and efficiency, and multiple redundancies across all critical systems. GDS is carrier and cloud-neutral, which enables its customers to access the major telecommunications networks, as well as the largest PRC and global public clouds, which are hosted in many of its facilities. The Company offers co-location and a suite of value-added services, including managed hybrid cloud services through direct private connection to leading public clouds, managed network services, and, where required, te resale of public cloud services. The Company has a 22-year track record of service delivery, successfully fulfilling the requirements of some of the largest and most demanding customers for outsourced data center services in China. The Company’s customer base consists predominantly of hyperscale cloud service providers, large internet companies, financial institutions, telecommunications carriers, IT service providers, and large domestic private sector and multinational corporations.
Safe Harbor Statement
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