Daily News: October 21, 2019

Macquarie Provides $60MM Facility to Golden Star


Golden Star Resources closed a $60 million senior secured credit facility with Macquarie Bank.

Golden Star has used the proceeds to refinance the Ecobank Loan III, Ecobank Loan IV, and the long-term payable under the Vendor Agreement with Volta River Authority. The remaining balance is available for general corporate purposes.

The facility is repayable $5 million quarterly, commencing on June 30, 2020. The final maturity date is March 31, 2023. The interest rate is 4.5% plus the applicable USD LIBOR rate. The credit facility is subject to normal course financial covenants including a debt service coverage ratio of greater than 1.20:1 and a net debt to EBITDA ratio of less than 3.00:1.

Golden Star is an established gold mining company that owns and operates the Wassa and Prestea underground mines in Ghana, West Africa.