Daily News: September 22, 2017

Scotiabank, BMO, TD Securities Lead $250MM Alamos Gold Upsize


Alamos Gold secured amendments to its existing undrawn revolving credit facility including an increase in the size of the facility from $150 million to $400 million.

The amended facility was joint-led by the Bank of Nova Scotia, BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities. Additionally, the syndicate included the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, HSBC Bank Canada, ING Capital and Export Development Canada.

Under the amended facility, Alamos will benefit from improved pricing at its current leverage ratio including undrawn fees of 0.45% and drawn fees of LIBOR plus 2.00%. This compares to undrawn fees of 0.48% and drawn fees of LIBOR plus 2.125% under the previous credit facility.

The facility remains undrawn and the company debt free with cash and equity securities of approximately $150 million as of June 30, 2017. The maturity date of the facility has been extended to September 20, 2021.

“The amended facility adds significant liquidity on very attractive terms. Combined with existing cash and expected cash from the recently announced acquisition of Richmont Mines, Alamos will be debt free with more than $600 million of available liquidity. This greatly improves our financial flexibility as we fund development of our portfolio of growth projects,” said John A. McCluskey, president and CEO.

Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified production from three operating mines in North America.