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News May 12, 2016

Shearman & Sterling Advises Underwriters in American Tower Corporation’s $1 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented the underwriters, led by Barclays, BBVA, Mizuho Securities, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities as joint bookrunning managers, in connection with an offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.375% senior notes due 2026 by American Tower Corporation.

American Tower Corporation is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communications real estate with a portfolio of over 143,000 communications sites, including wireless and broadcast towers located in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa and Uganda. American Tower Corporation plans to use the proceeds to repay existing indebtedness under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility entered into in June 2013.

The Shearman & Sterling team included partner Robert Evans (New York-Capital Markets) and associates Joseph Payne (New York-Capital Markets), Yi Han Goh (New York-Capital Markets) and Frank Oliver (New York-Corporate Group). Other Shearman & Sterling lawyers involved in the transaction were partners John Adams (London-Investment Funds), Douglas McFadyen (New York-Tax) and Philip Urofsky (Washington, DC-Litigation); counsel Jeff Salinger (New York-Environmental) and Jennifer Morton (New York-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory); and associates Jenny Ding (New York-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory), Adam Sternberg (New York-Tax) and Amy Watt (London-Investment Funds).