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Sequans Secures Standstill Agreements on Existing Debt Maturities

By: Newsfile

Paris, France--(Newsfile Corp. - April 9, 2024) - Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) ("Sequans") (the "Company"), a leading developer and provider of 5G/4G solutions for IoT devices, issued a statement regarding the imminent maturity of debt obligations in the coming days.

Sequans has secured standstill agreements from its three main financial debt holders, Lynrock Lake, Nokomis, and Renesas. The agreements grant an initial one-month standstill period that may be further extended subject to certain milestones being met. The goal is to provide sufficient time for the Company to effectively negotiate and finalize a new strategic transaction, thereby securing a long-term solution that aligns with the interests of all stakeholders.

"We recognize the importance of transparency and commit to maintaining open communication as we navigate all our strategic options," said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. "Our top priority remains the sustainable growth and success of Sequans, and we are dedicated to taking all necessary steps to ensure a favorable outcome for the Company. The termination of the Memorandum of Understanding between Renesas and Sequans has attracted interest from multiple key industry participants. We are now actively engaged in those discussions, and extending the debt maturities should help us achieve the best outcome for all the Company's constituents, including customers, employees, and other stakeholders."

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About Sequans

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading developer and supplier of cellular IoT connectivity solutions, providing chips and modules for 5G/4G massive and broadband IoT. For 5G/4G massive IoT applications, Sequans provides a comprehensive product portfolio based on its flagship Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT and Calliope Cat 1 chip platforms, featuring industry-leading low power consumption, a large set of integrated functionalities, and global deployment capability. For 5G/4G broadband IoT applications, Sequans offers a product portfolio based on its Cassiopeia Cat 4/Cat 6 4G and high-end Taurus 5G chip platforms, optimized for low-cost residential, enterprise, and industrial applications. Founded in 2003, Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Finland, Taiwan, and China. Visit Sequans online at, and follow us on Twitter and Linked In.

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