NEW YORK, February 10, 2021 – Atento S.A. (NYSE: ATTO) (“Atento” or the “Company”), the largest provider of customer relationship management and business-process outsourcing services in Latin America, and among the top five providers globally based on revenue, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Atento Luxco 1 (the “Issuer”), has closed its previously announced private offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The Company also today announced the satisfaction of the financing condition to the Issuer’s offer to purchase dated February 2, 2021, to the Issuer’s any and all cash tender offer to refinance its outstanding 6.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the “Existing Notes”). The Issuer intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, together with cash on hand, to refinance the Issuer’s Existing Notes.
As previously announced, the Notes will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by certain of Atento’s wholly-owned subsidiaries within 45 business days following the issue date of the Notes subject to an extension for delays caused by governmental restrictions imposed as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Notes and the guarantees will be secured, subject to permitted liens and other limitations, by a first-priority lien on the capital stock of the Issuer, each of the guarantors and Atento Argentina S.A. within 120 days following the issue date of the Notes subject to an extension for delays caused by governmental restrictions imposed as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Notes and related guarantees are being offered only to “qualified institutional buyers” in reliance of Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or outside of the United States, to persons other than “U.S. persons” in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes and the related guarantees have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes or any other securities. Any offer of the Notes will be made only by means of a private offering circular.
Atento is the largest provider of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing (“CRM BPO”) services in Latin America, and among the top five providers globally, based on revenue. Atento is also a leading provider of nearshoring CRM BPO services to companies that carry out their activities in the United States. Since 1999, the company has developed its business model in 13 countries where it employs approximately 137,000 people. Atento has over 400 clients to whom it offers a wide range of CRM BPO services through multiple channels. Atento’s clients are mostly leading multinational corporations in sectors such as telecommunications, banking and financial services, health, retail and public administrations, among others. Atento’s shares trade under the symbol ATTO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). In 2019, Atento was named one of the World’s 25 Best Multinational Workplaces and one of the Best Multinationals to Work for in Latin America by Great Place to Work®. Atento is also the world’s first CRM company to be ISO 56002 certified in Innovation Management. For more information visit www.atento.com.
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