Liberty Media Closes Investment in SIRIUS XM Radio

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Liberty Media Closes Investment in SIRIUS XM Radio

--SIRIUS XM and Lenders Agree to Extend Outstanding Loans Due in May


NEW YORK, March 6, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (Nasdaq: SIRI) and Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB, LCAPA, LCAPB, LMDIA, LMDIB) today announced the closing of the second, and final, phase of the previously announced investment by Liberty in SIRIUS XM.

Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer of SIRIUS XM Radio, said, "We are excited to have closed the second and final phase of our investment agreement with Liberty Media. It is an example of the confidence our lenders and Liberty have in our business model. These transactions resolve all of the uncertainty surrounding the company's and its subsidiaries' debt maturing in 2009. Having addressed our near-term financial obligations, we remain focused on continuing to deliver on all the promise of the merger of SIRIUS and XM -- a more efficient company offering the best programming through new packages to more subscribers."

"We are pleased to have completed the second phase of this investment," said Greg Maffei, president and CEO of Liberty. "This closing allows Liberty to align itself with one of the most exciting companies in media today."

SIRIUS XM also announced that XM Satellite Radio, a wholly owned subsidiary of SIRIUS XM, amended and extended its existing $350 million credit facilities. XM Satellite Radio's existing term loan and revolving loan have been rolled into a single term loan facility. As previously agreed, Liberty has purchased $100 million aggregate principal amount from the lenders.

Liberty has committed to loan an additional $150 million to XM Satellite Radio, to be used to repay a portion of the outstanding principal amount of 10% Convertible Notes due December 1, 2009 of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
Under the existing terms of their agreement, SIRIUS XM has issued Liberty an aggregate of 12.5 million shares of new preferred stock convertible into 40% of the common stock of SIRIUS XM.

J.P. Morgan Securities acted as financial advisor to SIRIUS XM in connection with the transactions. UBS and Lazard Freres & Co. LLC acted as financial advisor to Liberty Media Corporation.

Important additional information regarding this investment and the terms of the amended credit facilities will be available in a Current Report on Form 8-K which SIRIUS XM expects to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 

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