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Phoenix Tower International acquires 451 wireless communication tower sites from Digicel in Jamaica

October 1, 2018

Phoenix Tower International (“PTI”) via its subsidiary Phoenix Tower Jamaica Limited, announces that it has closed its sale and leaseback transaction with Digicel to acquire the ownership or management rights relating to 451 wireless communication tower sites for US$90M. This latest transaction expands PTI’s footprint into a new market and reinforces PTI’s position as the leading tower company across the Caribbean. Terms of the transaction remained confidential between the parties.

Speaking about the transaction, PTI CEO, Dagan Kasavana, stated; “This latest transaction between PTI and Digicel deepens our excellent working relationship and strengthens PTI’s position as the premier wireless infrastructure provider in the Caribbean. Jamaica is poised for significant wireless growth and data consumption in the years to come and PTI looks forward to helping our Jamaican customers, landlords, and communities we operate in meet these growing demands successfully.”

Commenting on the agreement, Digicel Group CEO, Alex Matuschka, said; “With similar agreements with PTI for sites in El Salvador and the French West Indies, this was the next natural step and we are delighted to be extending our partnership. This move is consistent with our stated intent to divest non-strategic assets and focus on building our business for the future. »

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP and Harrison & Harrison acted as legal advisors to PTI. Orrick and Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co. acted as legal advisor to Digicel. Scotiabank was PTI’s sole financial advisor to the transaction.

About Phoenix Tower International:

Phoenix Tower International (« PTI ») owns and manages over 6,000 towers, 974 km of fiber and other wireless infrastructure and related sites throughout Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, French West Indies, Jamaica, and the United States, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. PTI was founded in 2013 with a mission to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across the Americas in high-growth markets. PTI’s investors include funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and John Hancock, as well as various members of the management team, and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

For further inquiries, please contact Phoenix Tower International:

Cat Drettmann

(561) 257-0557

cdrettmann@phoenixintnl.com  

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