Exchange retired $12.83 million in existing current 2008 convertible notes and extended the maturity to 2011 on an additional $23.25 million in 2008
SEATTLE, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI" or the "Company") (Nasdaq and MTAX: CTIC) today announced that it issued approximately $23.25 million of its new 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes (the "New Notes") due 2011 and 5,459,574 shares of its common stock, no par value (the "Common Stock") in exchange for approximately $10.5 million of its outstanding 5.75% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2008 (the "Senior Subordinated Notes") and approximately $25.6 of its outstanding 5.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2008 (the "Subordinated Notes"). The New Notes and Common Stock were issued in a private placement exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Approximately $19.8 million in Senior Subordinated Notes and Subordinated Notes remain outstanding and mature in June 2008.
The New Notes bear interest at 5.75% per annum and are convertible for shares of CTI common stock at the rate of 333.33 shares per $1,000 principal amount of New Notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $3.00 per share. The New Notes rank equal in right of payment with all existing and future senior indebtedness of CTI, including the Corporation's 6.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2010 and 7.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2011, and rank senior in right of payment to the Corporation's currently outstanding Senior Subordinated Notes, Subordinated Notes and 4% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2010.
The New Notes and the Common Stock to be issued pursuant to the
exchange agreement have not been registered under the Securities Act or any
state securities laws. The New Notes and the Common Stock issued pursuant
to the exchange agreement an
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