Daily News: October 10, 2014

Wells, Others Provide $150MM KMG Facility

KMG Chemicals announced it replaced its existing facility with Wells Fargo Bank, and Bank of America and entered into a new revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Bank and HSBC Bank USA. The new credit agreement has been used to refinance current debt and will provide capital to fund future growth.

The new five-year agreement increases the company’s borrowing capacity to $150 million from $100 million previously, and provides for an accordion feature of up to $100 million, from $25 million previously. Of the $150 million in available credit, $75 million in multicurrency borrowings is permitted, including euro, pound sterling and other currencies agreeable to the lenders.

The new facility features lower interest rates and an increased maximum leverage ratio compared to the prior agreement.

KMG has drawn on the new credit facility to retire its $20 million 7.43% Prudential term notes, due December 31, 2014. In paying off the term notes, the company expects to reduce annual run-rate interest expense by more than $1 million.

Mindy Passmore, CFO of KMG said, “We are delighted to announce our expanded credit facility with this distinguished group of banking partners, and we appreciate their confidence in KMG. Our new credit agreement enabled us to refinance our $20 million term notes at a substantially lower interest rate while also providing significant additional borrowing capacity to support our strategic growth objectives.”

KMG Chemicals, through its subsidiaries, produces and distributes specialty chemicals to select markets.