T‑Mobile and Sprint Announce Henrietta, New York as Location for New T‑Mobile Customer Experience Center That Will Create More Than 1,000 New Jobs

07 mayo de 2019
Once Integrated, State-of-the-Art Facility Will Make New T-Mobile One of the Top 20 Employers in the Region
Once Integrated, State-of-the-Art Facility Will Make New T-Mobile One of the Top 20 Employers in the Region
 

T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) today announced that they have selected Henrietta, New York, as the location for their previously announced Greater Rochester area Customer Experience Center (CEC), subject to the close of their merger to become the New T-Mobile.

At full operation, the New T-Mobile CEC facility in Henrietta will directly employ more than 1,000 workers in the community and indirectly produce another 500 to 600 jobs. The new CEC jobs will feature great wages and benefits and will make the New T-Mobile one of the region's top 20 largest employers. The Henrietta CEC will support the expanded deployment of T-Mobile's innovative Team of Experts (TEX) service model, which provides customers direct personal access to a dedicated team of specialists when they call or message for assistance. Specialists based in the Henrietta CEC will serve a large portion of the Northeast, including New York State. T-Mobile is not seeking any economic incentives related to this facility.

In selecting the Greater Rochester area, T-Mobile engaged the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), an independent nonprofit consultancy, to conduct a thorough assessment of the economic and fiscal impact of a proposed Henrietta CEC on the Greater Rochester region. CGR found that the new development would likely generate significant economic momentum for the Greater Rochester area. According to CGR's analysis the region will see the following benefits: 

  • CEC employee payroll will range from $71 to $83 million, and along with related operations spending will include $2.6 to $3.2 million in income tax and $1.7 to $2.0 million in combined state and local taxes. The spillover effects of the investment will generate an additional combined income/sales tax of $1.5 to $1.8 million.
  • Spillover effects of New T-Mobile’s investment will generate 500 to 600 jobs with an estimated payroll of $22 to $26 million in addition to the up to approximately 1300 direct CEC employees within the region.

 

"There's a lot to love about the Greater Rochester community - and I'm excited for the New T-Mobile to become a bigger part of it," said T-Mobile and New T-Mobile Chief Executive Officer John Legere. "This area is known for its innovation, entrepreneurship and having some of the nicest people around… come to think of it, that sounds a lot like Team Magenta! We can't wait to open our new Customer Experience Center in Henrietta, welcome more than 1,000 people to our T-Mobile family and get to work taking care of customers!"

“T-Mobile’s decision to invest in the greater Rochester area following its proposed merger with Sprint demonstrates once again that New York State is open for business and is a testament to how the private and public sectors can work together to spur economic growth upstate,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “We look forward to welcoming New T-Mobile and the more than one thousand new jobs it will bring.”

"I'm delighted that this project will help strengthen our regional economy and bring over 1,000 new, good-paying jobs to our community. I am grateful to T-Mobile, pending its merger with Sprint, for choosing to invest in Rochester and look forward to working with them to increase innovation and provide new opportunities for our working families. I also look forward to working with New T-Mobile to address the digital divide as it deploys a 5G network that can help bring high-speed mobile service to customers across the state, including those in rural areas," said U.S. Representative Joe Morelle (New York 25th District).

Henrietta CEC employees will get to experience firsthand why T-Mobile is consistently recognized as a great employer year after year for its continued commitment to creating a positive workplace. In addition to competitive pay, all employees will be eligible to receive the great benefits that T-Mobile offers today including health coverage, stock grants, career development opportunities, college tuition assistance, a childcare subsidy benefit, paid parental leave and adoption/surrogacy benefits. CGR estimated that 180 Henrietta CEC workers would access more than $385,000 in tuition assistance benefits offered by T-Mobile. The Un-carrier has earned nearly 60 national and local workplace awards in the last year, including Best Places to Work honors for parents, diversity, women, Hispanics, LGBTQ and more. T-Mobile's care centers were specifically recognized on best place to work lists 22 times in 2018 alone!

The New T-Mobile's investment in Customer Experience Centers, including previously announced new locations in Kingsburg in Fresno County, California and Overland Park, Kansas, and expansion of other existing centers will create more than 5,000 additional American jobs by 2021. The combined company will have 7,500 more customer care professionals in 2024 than the two standalone companies would employ. This is just one way the New T-Mobile will invest billions of dollars in job creation and infrastructure in the U.S. Together from day one, Sprint and T-Mobile will employ more people in the U.S. than both companies would separately. Other investments include building out a state-of-the-art, nationwide 5G network, delivering more competition and new choice to customers like broadband, and opening new stores to an expanding customer base.

The completion of the combination remains subject to regulatory approvals and certain other customary closing conditions. We expect to receive federal regulatory approval in the first half of 2019. Additional information regarding T-Mobile's merger with Sprint can be found at New T-Mobile.

Acerca de T-Mobile
Como El Un-carrier de EE.UU., T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) está redefiniendo la forma en que los consumidores y las empresas adquieren los servicios de telefonía móvil por medio de liderazgo en la innovación de productos y servicios. Nuestra avanzada red nacional 4G LTE brinda experiencias excepcionales de servicio móvil a 81.3 millones de clientes que no están dispuestos a transigir en calidad y en valor. Con sede en Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US presta servicios a través de sus subsidiarias y opera sus marcas emblemáticas, T-Mobile y Metro by T-Mobile. Para obtener más información, visita  http://www.t-mobile.com.

About Sprint:
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2018 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint's legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com o www.facebook.com/sprintwww.twitter.com/sprint.

Información adicional importante
En relación con la transacción propuesta, T-Mobile US, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) presentó una declaración de inscripción en el formulario S-4 (expediente n.° 333-226435), declarada en plena vigencia por la Comisión de Valores y Bolsa de los Estados Unidos (“SEC”) el 29 de octubre de 2018, que contiene una declaración de solicitud de consentimiento conjunto de T-Mobile y Sprint Corporation (“Sprint”), y que además constituye un prospecto de T-Mobile (la “declaración de solicitud de consentimiento conjunto/prospecto”). Cada una de las partes presentará otros documentos relacionados con la transacción propuesta ante la SEC. SE EXHORTA A LOS INVERSIONISTAS Y TITULARES DE VALORES A LEER LA DECLARACIÓN DE SOLICITUD DE CONSENTIMIENTO CONJUNTO/PROSPECTO Y DEMÁS DOCUMENTACIÓN PERTINENTE PRESENTADA ANTE LA SEC CUANDO ESTÉ DISPONIBLE, YA QUE CONTENDRÁ INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE. Los documentos presentados por T-Mobile se pueden obtener sin cargo en el sitio web de T-Mobile, en es.t-mobile.com, o en el sitio web de la SEC, en www.sec.gov. También se pueden solicitar por correo sin cargo a T-Mobile enviando una carta a T-Mobile US, Inc., Investor Relations, 1 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10016, o llamando por teléfono al 212-358-3210. Los documentos presentados por Sprint se pueden obtener sin cargo en el sitio web de Sprint, en www.sprint.com, o en el sitio web de la SEC, en www.sec.gov. También se pueden solicitar por correo sin cargo a Sprint, enviando una carta a Sprint Corporation, Shareholder Relations, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Mailstop KSOPHF0302-3B679, Overland Park, Kansas 66251, o llamando por teléfono al 913-794-1091.

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Esta comunicación no constituye una oferta para vender ni una propuesta comercial de una oferta de compra de valores, ni habrá venta de valores en ninguna jurisdicción en la que dicha oferta, propuesta comercial o venta se considere ilegal con anterioridad a la inscripción o calificación, conforme a la legislación sobre valores vigente en dicha jurisdicción. No se podrán ofrecer valores, excepto por medio de un prospecto que cumpla con los requisitos de la sección 10 de la Ley de Valores de EE.UU. de 1933, y sus posteriores enmiendas.

Advertencia en relación con las declaraciones a futuro

Esta comunicación contiene ciertas declaraciones a futuro con respecto a T-Mobile, Sprint y la transacción propuesta entre T-Mobile y Sprint. Todas las declaraciones que no sean declaraciones de hecho, incluida la información sobre resultados futuros, son declaraciones a futuro. Estas declaraciones a futuro generalmente se identifican mediante las palabras “anticipar”, “creer”, “estimar”, “suponer”, “pretender”, “puede”, “podría” o expresiones similares. Dichas declaraciones a futuro incluyen, entre otras, declaraciones sobre los beneficios de la transacción propuesta, incluidos futuros resultados financieros y operativos previstos, sinergias, tasas de aumento y crecimiento, los planes, objetivos, expectativas e intenciones de T-Mobile, de Sprint y de la compañía combinada, y el plazo previsto para completar la transacción propuesta. Existen varios factores que podrían ocasionar que los planes y resultados reales difieran de manera sustancial de los expresados o implícitos en las declaraciones a futuro. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain, or delays in obtaining, required regulatory approvals, and the risk that such approvals may result in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the proposed transaction, or the failure to satisfy any of the other conditions to the proposed transaction on a timely basis or at all; the occurrence of events that may give rise to a right of one or both of the parties to terminate the business combination agreement; adverse effects on the market price of T-Mobile's or Sprint's common stock and on T-Mobile's or Sprint's operating results because of a failure to complete the proposed transaction in the anticipated timeframe or at all; inability to obtain the financing contemplated to be obtained in connection with the proposed transaction on the expected terms or timing or at all; the ability of T-Mobile, Sprint and the combined company to make payments on debt or to repay existing or future indebtedness when due or to comply with the covenants contained therein; adverse changes in the ratings of T-Mobile's or Sprint's debt securities or adverse conditions in the credit markets; negative effects of the announcement, pendency or consummation of the transaction on the market price of T-Mobile's or Sprint's common stock and on T-Mobile's or Sprint's operating results, including as a result of changes in key customer, supplier, employee or other business relationships; significant transaction costs, including financing costs, and unknown liabilities; failure to realize the expected benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction in the expected timeframes or at all; costs or difficulties related to the integration of Sprint's network and operations into T-Mobile; the risk of litigation or regulatory actions; the inability of T-Mobile, Sprint or the combined company to retain and hire key personnel; the risk that certain contractual restrictions contained in the business combination agreement during the pendency of the proposed transaction could adversely affect T-Mobile's or Sprint's ability to pursue business opportunities or strategic transactions; effects of changes in the regulatory environment in which T-Mobile and Sprint operate; changes in global, political, economic, business, competitive and market conditions; changes in tax and other laws and regulations; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Form S-4, as well as in T-Mobile's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 and in its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, including in the sections thereof captioned "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements," as well as in its subsequent reports on Form 8-K, all of which are filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov and www.t-mobile.com, and in Sprint's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 and in its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, including in the sections thereof captioned "Risk Factors" and "MD&A - Forward-Looking Statements," as well as in its subsequent reports on Form 8-K, all of which are filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov and www.sprint.com. Las declaraciones a futuro se basan en expectativas y suposiciones actuales, que están sujetas a riesgos e incertidumbres que pueden ocasionar que los resultados reales sean sustancialmente diferentes de los expresados o implícitos en dichas declaraciones a futuro. En virtud de estos riesgos e incertidumbres, se exhorta a los lectores de esta comunicación a no basarse indebidamente en dichas declaraciones a futuro. T-Mobile y Sprint no asumen ningún tipo de obligación de actualizar o modificar la información contenida en esta comunicación (ya sea como resultado de la nueva información, acontecimientos futuros o algún otro factor), a menos que así lo exija la legislación vigente.