Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC)

Jay Davis Head of Investor Relations
Christopher Frost Chief Executive Officer
Nick O'Neil Chief Financial Officer
T.J. Schultz RBC Capital Markets
Josh Kolevzon BAM
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Good morning, and welcome to the Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation's Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speaker presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Please note that this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the conference over to Jay Davis, Head of Investor Relations. ahead. go Please,

Jay Davis

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Christopher Frost

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Nick O'Neil

your families well. everyone. you and Thank good and and you, morning, Chris, I trust are safe

for the last offer of sale or details today interest MIC is the we outset it. paid morning of IMTT par any have successful the until a approximately convertible offer tender As notes accrued plus accept special our January, a million Chris the will note encourage the the mentioned refer with deploy We of of announcement at this senior as Xth all The $XXX the XX, all was foreshadowed holders will how of November. remain that of open and dividend of due March for terms documents to a filed tender we the XXXX. proceeds to tender the at from on sale X% launched see tender net offer XXXX. both call, and Together to on

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Christopher Frost

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we Additionally, of have a our portion the tender any apply to offer IMTT the sale from intend today the a notes. the proceeds launched or of retirement and for convertible all to notes of

line in of our financial Aviation and and businesses and full quarter Atlantic in results fourth year at expectations Our Hawaii fundamentals and XXXX. both performing operational each are MIC with improving reflect

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RBC first comes Our from Instructions] T.J. Capital today Markets. Schultz of [Operator question

T.J. Schultz

Good Jay. morning. Hey

Jay Davis

morning. Good

T.J. Schultz

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Christopher Frost

of couple that. A in Yes. things

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capital the proposed With it to us before will tax. without restructure distribution to Atlantic up event. is a MIC incurring Aviation MIC sell enable gains of Hawaii The the LLC Hawaii taxable

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T.J. Schultz

maybe international on question Okay. aviation, then you XXXX And into as back just to could get Thanks. year business, that offsetting you Understood. do events next potentially look travel? some activity to activity of some and the be the for in for Aviation or between one mix some declines larger the expect see levels leisure we looking outlook similar, to levels, of the business

Christopher Frost

I to suspect customers vaccine is I and and of significant recovering patterns that end on is to the likely acceleration of we're rollout the once No levels XXXX. by And restrictions demand -- prepared of and look there's likely remarks corporate in the I think of a we pent-up said of conversations there travel. T.J., GA, are as with when to that an government that that demand our recovery expectation that been we normal widespread in normalized sort successful fact that is And to sort in particularly by rollout, see see vaccine there as our said travel. returning activity event-driven based of for XXXX programs for around international

T.J. Schultz

Thank you. Okay.


Kolevzon BAM. your proceed next Please is question. Instructions] Josh with Our [Operator from of question

Josh Kolevzon

guys. Hi,

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Christopher Frost


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Josh Kolevzon

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Christopher Frost

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Josh Kolevzon

actual of period mean announce concerned tomorrow then shareholder it. the and But part the the through It's could reorg that happens and you're I sale close time it about? closes between and a go reorg you theoretically when only then

Christopher Frost

sure not of sorry the I'm question.

Josh Kolevzon

sorry, the the reorganization closes. Atlantic in Aviation about turnover from time you when from is time register the implemented – the to I'm -- implication the shareholder the talking concern is the possible index were saying the and the actually

Christopher Frost


we're what is... saying so And

Josh Kolevzon

So there It deal and then could theory, takes get the you tomorrow between announce close in in reorg for have after done right? Atlantic a to Atlantic a few Aviation months Aviation that? sometime

Christopher Frost

a Yes, that possibility. is

be implement I May. simply approval seek reorganization in the we once and point approval that making for that just the we into reorganization the have agreement the we we outlined. entered following a would think shareholder was the only an to obtained to for will prior close late making potentially point reasons We're the process what shareholder were I looking having

Josh Kolevzon

I Got. Right.

Thank much, Great. Okay. you Chris. so

Christopher Frost

Sure. Yes.


reached the I have for We turn to now the closing to remarks. Christopher end the would session. And of question-and-answer Frost call like over

Christopher Frost

to conference forward Thank today. our with remain quarterly on to you look over your and at months call that as you and coming hope you updating you and well. circumstances or participating in the continue prior We you. Thank I to our our for families warrant. safe call next progress engaging

Nick O'Neil

Thanks everyone. Cheers.


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