Daily News: March 4, 2014

BofA, Others Arrange Global Payments Term Loan/Revolver

Global Payments announced the closing of a five-year senior unsecured $1.25 billion term loan facility and $1 billion revolving credit facility arranged by Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Pierce, Fenner & Smith; Fifth Third Securities, PNC Capital Markets, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and TD Securities (USA).

The proceeds from the term loan will be used to repay the outstanding balance of the existing revolver and to repay the outstanding balance of approximately $600 million on Global Payments’ existing term loan. The company intends to use the remaining capacity to support strategic growth initiatives, including acquisitions and ongoing share repurchases.

David E. Mangum, Global Payments’ senior executive vice president and CFO, said, “We are delighted to complete the refinancing and expansion of our existing term loan and revolver under improved terms. This allows us to take advantage of lower rates, and we now have over $1.3 billion of available debt capacity to pursue our growth and capital deployment strategies.”

Global Payments is a worldwide provider of payment solutions.