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We’ll have access to approximately $2 billion in new capital, giving us an opportunity to innovate even further and help businesses succeed in their digital transformation.
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Windstream Enterprise remained exceptionally focused on our customers and led with innovative solutions—not only during our restructuring process, but in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis.
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Grew enterprise strategic revenues by 28% YoY*
Named in the 2019 Gartner UCaaS Magic Quadrant for OfficeSuite UC®
Installed approximately 540K UCaaS seats*
Maintained our position as the nation’s largest SD-WAN service provider
Won two Stevie Awards — 1 for OfficeSuite UC, 1 for WE Connect Insight Engine
The court approval of our restructuring plan allows us to accelerate our roadmap and deliver innovative solutions to our customers.
Why are we emerging as a private company?
As part of our restructuring process, we have worked closely with our lenders to determine the best path forward for Windstream. Ultimately, we determined that emerging as a private company supports our long-term strategy of investing in our network to grow strategic revenues, and our new owners will help us to accelerate our transformation and return to growth.
Will this change how we operate our company?
There will be no changes in the day-to-day operations of the company after we emerge from restructuring as a private company.
Will we have a new board of directors? If yes, when will they be named?
Yes. As a part of the transition to a private company, our new owners will be represented on the board. Tony Thomas will serve on the board as CEO of the company. We will be announcing the new board members very soon.
Will the senior leadership team continue to manage the day-to-day operations of Windstream?
Yes. The senior leadership team will continue in their current roles.
Will federal and state regulators still have oversight over our operations?
Yes. The FCC and state public utility commissions will continue to perform their regulatory oversight of the company.
How will going private impact our customers?
Windstream will exit restructuring with a stronger balance sheet and healthy liquidity position, better positioned to continue making network and software investments for the benefit of our customers. The way we discuss this news will also impact how customers receive it, so it is important that we reinforce the strength of our business and our commitment to them.
How financially stable will the new company be?
Our financial restructuring plan will reduce our debt by more than $4 billion or approximately two-thirds. As a result, we will have a stronger balance sheet and healthy liquidity position, better position to continue making network and software investments for the benefit of our customers.
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