Suddenlink Agrees to Purchase Northland Cable Systems

| October 03, 2013 | |

CONTACTS
For Suddenlink:  Pete Abel, 314-315-9346, [email protected]
For Northland: Gary S. Jones,  206-621-1351

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 3, 2013) – Suddenlink Communications announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain Texas cable systems from Northland Communications. Suddenlink expects to close the acquisition in the first quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals.  The purchase price was not disclosed.

The Northland cable systems involved in this transaction serve more than 12,000 residential and nearly 300 commercial customers, representing more than 18,700 primary service units or PSUs on a combined basis. The Northland systems operate in and around Gun Barrel City, Flint, and New Caney, Texas. After the acquisition closes, Suddenlink officials said there is an opportunity to interconnect the Northland systems with nearby Suddenlink systems in Terrell, Tyler, and Kingwood, Texas, respectively.

RBC Capital Markets served as the exclusive M&A advisor to Northland in this transaction.

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Suddenlink (suddenlink.com) is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.

Northland (northlandcabletv.com) Northland Cable Television (“Northland”) began operations in 1981.  Northland is a full-service communications provider, offering video, Internet, and telephony services.  Northland currently operates smaller-market cable systems in Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Washington. Northland is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.  For additional information on Northland, please visit www.yournorthland.com.