Davis + Henderson Corporation Secures New Note Purchase Agreement, Amends Credit Facilities And Existing Note Purchase Agreements
TORONTO, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ – Davis + Henderson Corporation (TSX: DH) (“D+H”) today announced that certain of its operating subsidiaries have amended their credit facilities with a syndicate of Canadian banks, amended their existing note purchase and private shelf agreements with U.S. institutional purchasers and entered into a new note purchase and private shelf agreement with a U.S. institutional purchaser.
“We’re pleased to have initiated these changes as they provide us with additional stability and long-term support for our strategic growth plan,” said Brian Kyle, Chief Financial Officer. “They also demonstrate the strong level of confidence our lenders have in our business strategy and prospects.”
The changes include:
- Extending the maturity date of the amended credit facilities by one year to April 12, 2017 with no change in total committed credit availability of $355 million and favourable amendments to leverage covenants;
- Increasing the shelf facility of the existing note purchase agreement with Prudential Investment Management, Inc. by US$50 million and amending the existing note purchase agreements to reflect the revisions made to the credit facilities;
- Entering into a new note purchase agreement with New York Life Investment Management LLC, which will provide for the issuance of senior secured guaranteed notes up to an aggregate principal amount of US$75 million that rank equally in all material respects with the obligations under the credit facilities and existing notes.
In related news, D+H issued and sold notes with an aggregate principal amount of US$31.5 million under the new and amended note purchase agreements. The proceeds were used to partially repay the amount previously drawn under the credit facilities in connection with the acquisition of Avista Solutions, Inc. and the strategic investment in Compushare, Inc.
A copy of the amending agreements to the credit facilities and the notes purchase agreements, as well as a copy of the new note purchase agreement, will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
D+H is a leading solutions provider to the North American financial services marketplace, providing innovative technology-based programs, products and business services tailored to our customers’ needs. A deeply rooted tradition of developing and nurturing valued customer relationships and a broad set of integrated solutions position D+H for dynamic, ongoing growth in our chosen markets. In 2011, D+H rose to 41st on the FinTech 100, a ranking of the top technology providers to the global financial services industry.
Davis + Henderson Corporation is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol DH. Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Davis + Henderson Corporation with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.
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