SunCoke Energy and certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries amended their revolving credit agreement, which increased total borrowing capacity to $400 million and extended the maturity date to August 5, 2024.
Proceeds from the initial drawing were used to repay an existing term loan in full and refinance its other existing revolving credit facilities.
The borrowings under the new revolving credit facility bear interest at an initial rate equal to LIBOR plus 200 basis points, resulting in a decrease of 50 basis points when compared to the previous revolving credit facility. On a consolidated basis, SXC did not incur any additional indebtedness as a result of the refinancing. SXC also provided a guarantee on existing SunCoke Energy Partners, senior notes, thus providing further benefits such as simplified financial reporting.
“We are pleased to have completed the next step in further simplifying our capital structure. This refinancing lowers our cost of debt, extends debt maturities and increases our financial flexibility,” said Mike Rippey, president and chief executive officer of SXC.
Multiple bank lenders participated in the financing, which was led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the administrative agent. BofA Securities, ABN AMRO Securities (USA) and BMO Capital Markets served as joint lead arrangers.
SunCoke Energy supplies high-quality coke used in the blast furnace production of steel, under long-term, take-or-pay contracts that pass through commodity and certain operating costs to customers.