Regions Beats Estimate Despite Tax Act Charge

Regions Financial announced Q4 and full year 2017 earnings of $318 million and $1.193 million, respectively, were up from $278 million and $1.094 million in 2016, despite a tax reform charge of $29 million.

JPMorgan Chase Agents Westar $270MM Revolver Amendment

Westar Energy amended its $270 million revolving credit facility, extending the maturity to February 18, 2019. JPMorgan Chase acted as administrative agent and lender.

Turner Named President of Regions Bank

John M. Turner Jr. was named president of Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corporation, its bank holding company. He replaces Grayson Hall, who will remain chairman and CEO.

Goldman Sachs Agents $270MM Revolver for Peabody

Peabody successfully completed an amendment of its senior secured credit agreement and closed on commitments for a $270 million revolving credit facility, which is expected to lead to the release of a comparable amount of restricted cash over time.

Wells Fargo Upsizes Pool Corporation Facility to $750MM

Pool Corporation amended its existing senior credit facility, increasing the borrowing capacity to $750 million from $465 million. Wells Fargo was administrative agent and joint lead arranger.

SunTrust Upsizes Aaron’s Facility to $500MM

Aaron’s, a lease to own company, amended its credit facility with SunTrust Bank as administrative agent, increasing the revolving credit facility to $400 and adding a new $100 term loan.

ABN AMRO Agents $175MM Eureka Midstream Upsize

Eureka Midstream closed on a $400 million senior secured revolving credit facility with ABN AMRO Capital USA as administrative agent and sole lead arranger.

Regions Hires Hardison as MD for Healthcare Group

Mark Hardison joined the Regions Bank Healthcare group as managing director with an emphasis on covering clients and prospects across the entire healthcare platform.

Merrill Lynch, Regions, Others Lead Dave & Buster’s $800MM Facility

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment closed a five-year $800 million senior credit facility consisting of a $300 million senior secured first lien term loan A and a $500 million revolver.

BofA Agents $250MM Revolver for Interface

Modular carpet company Interface amended its credit facility with Bank of America as administrative agent. The facility now includes a $250 million multicurrency revolver and a $177.5 million term loan.