Daily News: June 12, 2013

Exide Gets Interim Approval of JPMorgan DIP Facility

Exide Technologies announced it has received U.S. Court approval of a variety of motions that will support the Company’s operations as it proceeds with its restructuring, including interim approval of its $500 million DIP financing agreement with JPMorgan Chase, designed to facilitate and ensure the continued uninterrupted operation of Exide’s global business.

The Honorable Judge Kevin J. Carey authorized the company to access up to $395 million of the DIP Financing Facility – the full $225 of the ABL revolving credit facility and $170 of the $275 term loan facility.

It is contemplated that certain of the current holders of the Company’s 8.625% senior secured notes due February 1, 2018 will become lenders under the DIP Financing Facility. The company’s current asset-based lending facility with outstanding obligations of approximately $160 million will be paid off in full as a part of the new funding.

The DIP financing and cash generated from operations will be used to support the Company’s global operations during the course of these proceedings. A hearing to consider final approval of the DIP financing is scheduled on July 11, 2013 at 10:00 am EDT.

Previously on abfjournal.com:
JPMorgan Chase Provides $500MM DIP Facility to Exide Tech, Monday, June 10, 2013