The amended credit facilities consist of a $45 million senior secured revolving credit facility and a $15 million senior secured term loan facility. The amended credit facilities replace an existing $35 million credit line.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with KeyBank and are thrilled to have Zions First National Bank as a new partner on the upsized credit facilities,” said Berke Bakay, president and CEO of Kona Grill. “The amended credit facilities provide us with flexibility as we execute our growth plan and enable us to capitalize on the strength of our brand by locking into a new five-year term through October 2021. These facilities enable us to significantly increase the availability of funds, while providing additional flexibility for share repurchases, growth capital and general corporate purposes.”
The amended facilities allow for available borrowings of $60 million, compared to $35 million under the old facility, and contain an accordion feature that could increase availability by an additional $25 million for total availability of $85 million. The amended facility bears interest between 1.75% and 2.75% over LIBOR, depending upon the company’s leverage ratio. The amended facilities also provide additional flexibility on capital distributions and contain generally less restrictive financial covenants. The facilities are secured by the assets of the company and have a five-year term with an option to extend the term for one year upon the lenders’ consent.
Kona Grill owns and operates 42 restaurants located in 22 states.