NEW YORK, September 29, 2009 – Greenhill & Co., Inc. ("Greenhill") (NYSE: GHL) today announced that GHL Acquisition Corp. ("GHL Acquisition"), the special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Greenhill, has completed its acquisition of Iridium Holdings and a simultaneous offering of 16,000,000 newly issued shares of its common stock. The combined company has been renamed Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM, IRDMW, IRDMU). Following the planned conversion of its convertible note, Greenhill will own 8,874,887 shares of Iridium common stock and warrants to purchase 4,000,000 shares of Iridium common stock with an exercise price of $11.50 per share. Scott L. Bok, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill, and Robert H. Niehaus, Chairman of Greenhill Capital Partners, will be members of the Board of Directors of Iridium.
"We are very pleased with the results of the offering and the support from the stockholders of GHL Acquisition for the transaction. Iridium now has a strong group of shareholders who are excited by its business model and opportunities for continued growth. We look forward to working with the Board of Directors and management of Iridium as it embarks on the next stage of its life as a public company," commented Scott L. Bok, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill.
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