Daily News: March 27, 2012

Kaydon Enters Into New Credit Facility With JP Morgan Chase


Kaydon Corporation announced that it has entered into a new $400 million credit agreement for a senior credit facility with JP Morgan Chase Bank as administrative agent, and a syndicate of lenders.

The credit agreement provides for a $150 million senior term loan facility, which the company has borrowed to fund a portion of its $10.50 per share special dividend to shareholders payable March 26, 2012. The balance of the $336 million total dividend payable was funded by the company’s existing cash balances. The term loan facility will bear interest at a floating rate based on LIBOR plus an applicable margin, initially 1.375%.

In addition, the credit agreement also provides for a $250 million senior revolving credit facility, the proceeds of which may be used by the company for working capital and general corporate purposes, including for permitted acquisitions and to pay dividends or for repurchases of the Company’s capital stock. The credit agreement matures on March 26, 2017. Effective with completion of this credit agreement, the company has terminated its previous $250 million senior revolving credit facility.

Kaydon Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered, performance-critical products, supplying a broad and diverse group of alternative-energy, industrial, military, aerospace, medical and electronic equipment, and aftermarket customers.