SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) September 27, 2004
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|20 Westport Road, Wilton, CT||06897|
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously disclosed, on August 3, 2004, our Galaxy 10R satellite experienced an unexpected and permanent shutdown of it remaining Xenon-Ion Propulsion System. This satellite is insured and we have made a claim under its insurance policy. The Company is updating its previous disclosure to state that, as a result of this event, we expect to record approximately $9.4 million of losses in the third quarter of 2004 related primarily to a customer warranty obligation payable at the satellite's end of life and the non-cash write off of a portion of a sales-type lease receivable. These losses and warranty obligations are substantially covered by the Galaxy 10R insurance policies, and a gain will be recorded partially offsetting the loss when the insurance payment is definite. After resolution of the insurance claim, the expected additional depreciation expense resulting from Galaxy 10R's revised estimated useful life will be approximately $4 to $5 million per year.
On August 20, 2004, affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., The Carlyle Group and Providence Equity Partners, Inc. and certain members of management recapitalized the Company through a series of transactions. As previously disclosed, the Company borrowed certain amounts under its revolving credit facility in connection with these transactions. Such amounts were subsequently repaid from cash flows from operations. The Company does not currently have any outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: September 27, 2004||PANAMSAT CORPORATION
/s/ JAMES W. CUMINALE
Name: James W. Cuminale
Title: Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
General Counsel and Secretary