Global Ship Lease announced that it has closed on its previously announced full redemption of all of the then-outstanding $233,436,000 aggregate principal amount of its 9.875% First Priority Secured Notes due 2022 at a redemption price equal to 102.469% of the principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date of January 20, 2021.
The Company paid the Redemption Price using funds from the drawdown of its previously-announced $236.2 million senior secured loan facility with Hayfin Capital Management, LLP, along with cash on hand. All Notes have been cancelled and the Notes will no longer trade on The International Stock Exchange.
Upon the closing of the redemption, the Company issued an aggregate of 12,955,188 Class A common shares to KEP VI (Newco Marine) Ltd. and KIA VIII (Newco Marine) Ltd. (together, “Kelso”), both affiliates of Kelso & Company, a U.S. private equity firm, upon Kelso’s conversion of its 250,000 Series C Preferred Shares, representing all such shares then outstanding, in accordance with the terms of the Certificate of Designation governing the Series C Preferred Shares. Following the conversion of the Series C Preferred Shares, the Company has 30,696,196 Class A common shares outstanding.