Qurate Retail, Inc. ("Qurate Retail") (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB) announces a semi-annual interest payment and additional distribution to the holders of its 4.0% Senior Exchangeable Debentures due 2029 (the "Debentures"). The amount of the semi-annual interest payment is $20.00 per $1,000 original principal amount of Debentures (a “Debenture”), and the amount of the additional distribution is $0.8489 per Debenture. Under the Indenture for the Debentures, the original principal amount of the Debentures is reduced by an amount equal to each extraordinary distribution made to holders of the Debentures. Thereafter, the adjusted principal amount is further reduced on each successive semi-annual interest payment date to the extent necessary to cause the semi-annual interest payment to represent the payment of an annualized yield of 4.0% of the adjusted principal amount. This latter adjustment, to the extent it is made by reason of a particular extraordinary distribution that results in an adjustment to the principal amount of the Debentures, takes effect on the second succeeding interest payment date after the payment of that extraordinary distribution.
To date, there has been one extraordinary distribution to holders of the Debentures. On August 7, 2013, Liberty made an extraordinary distribution of $63.0960 per $1,000 original principal amount of Debenture arising from the merger transaction between Sprint Nextel Corporation and SoftBank Corp.
Adjustments to the principal amount of the Debentures do not affect the amount of the semi-annual interest payments received by holders of the Debentures, which will continue to be a rate equal to 4.0% per annum of the original principal amount of the Debentures. Below is a detail of the amount of the semi-annual interest payment being made on the Debentures announced today, its allocation between payment of interest and repayment of principal and the revised adjusted principal amount resulting from the payment, per $1,000 original principal amount of the Debentures:
May 15, 2018 Beginning
May 15, 2018 Ending
The additional distribution of $0.8489 per Debenture announced today is attributable to the quarterly cash dividends paid by CenturyLink Inc. on 12/11/17 and 3/16/18. The additional distribution will not result in an adjustment to the adjusted principal amount of the Debentures.
The semi-annual interest payment and additional distribution are expected to be paid on May 15, 2018 to holders of record of the Debentures on May 1, 2018.
About Qurate Retail, Inc. (formerly Liberty Interactive Corporation)
Qurate Retail, Inc. operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Qurate Retail, Inc.’s businesses and assets consist of its subsidiaries QVC, Inc., HSN, Inc., and zulily, llc (collectively, the Qurate Retail Group) as well as its interests in ILG and FTD, among other things.