NEW YORK, May 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”) (NYSE:HCHC), a diversified holding company, announced today a private offering of $105 million aggregate principal amount of its 11.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the issuance of the notes to refinance all of its outstanding senior secured bridge loans (the “Bridge Loans”), for working capital for the Company and its subsidiaries and for general corporate purposes, including the financing of future acquisitions and investments.

The net proceeds from the Bridge Loans were used by HC2 to complete various acquisitions, including the majority equity interest in DTV America Corporation, the assets of Mako Communications, LLC and Three Angels Broadcasting Network, Inc., as well as certain entities from OTA Broadcasting, LLC, Azteca America, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Northstar and to pay fees and expenses relating to these acquisitions.

The Notes will be issued under the same indenture as the Company’s existing 11.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 (the “Existing Notes”). The Notes will constitute part of a single class of securities with, the Existing Notes. The offering of Notes is subject to market conditions and other factors.

The Notes will be offered only to “qualified institutional buyers” in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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