Amsterdam, 1 February 2018 (Regulated Information) --- AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. ("AMG", EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: "AMG") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new $350 million 7-year senior secured term loan B facility ("term loan"), a $200 million 5-year senior secured revolving credit facility, and a $100 million 5-year letter of credit facility to support AMG Engineering. The total facility amount of $650 million replaces AMG's existing credit facilities which total $400 million. AMG will use the proceeds of the new term loan to refinance its existing credit facility, which was due to expire in July 2021, and provide capital to fund strategic expansion projects.
The refinancing was well received in the debt markets, allowing AMG to secure attractive pricing while enhancing liquidity, improving flexibility and extending its debt maturity profile.
Dr. Heinz Schimmelbusch, Chief Executive Officer of AMG, stated, "We want to thank our lead arrangers, HSBC and Citigroup, for their efficient work. The new long-term facility represents one very important building block in the execution of our stated target to increase EBITDA to $200 million, or more, in 5 years, or less. Given the positive steps we have taken in 2017, we will provide a full strategic update during the annual general meeting of shareholders in May 2018."
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. acted as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners on the credit facilities. Fifth Third Bank and ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC acted as co-managers. The letter of credit facility was arranged bi-laterally with UniCredit Bank AG, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Frankfurt Branch and Raiffeisen Bank International AG.