-Sirius XM Radio announced it intends to offer $250 million in senior secured
notes to pay off debt to Liberty Media Corp.
The notes, due in 2015, will be sold to institutional buyers. The
$250 million offering follows a similar offering in June by XM Satellite Radio,
a subsidiary of Sirius XM, for $350 million, which was then raised to $525
million, and contributed to paying down debt to Liberty Media.
Sirius XM received a $530
million investment from Liberty Media in exchange for a 40 percent stake in
the satellite-radio company in February/March. Liberty
Media owns a controlling interest in DirecTV.