C&D Technologies Announces Closing of Amendment to Credit Facility
BLUE BELL, Pa., April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --On April 20, 2010, the Company (NYSE: CHP) completed an Amendment to its Credit Agreement. The Amendment increased the total size of the credit facility to $75 million by the addition of a $20 million term loan tranche. All obligations under the term loan tranche are secured by a first priority lien on all of the Company's personal property, as well as that of the Guarantors, along with certain of its real estate. Repayment of the indebtedness under the term loan tranche is subordinate to the repayment of indebtedness owed under the revolving credit line tranche of the credit facility.
The term loan tranche is payable on the earlier to occur of June 6, 2013 and the termination of the credit facility. The term loan tranche initially bears interest at the rate of 11.25 percent plus the greater of (i) LIBOR and (ii) 3 percent. The term loan tranche of the credit facility is subject to the same customary affirmative and negative covenants, as well as financial covenants, as stated in the Credit Agreement. In addition, for the one-year period following the Amendment, the Company has a requirement to maintain minimum excess availability under the Credit Agreement of $15 million. The Company expects to maintain excess availability above this $15 million minimum. There are also minimum EBITDA requirements subject to an event of default, beginning with the Company's quarter ended April 30, 2011. The Credit Agreement, as amended by the Amendment, still requires the Company to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.1:1.0 on a consolidated basis which becomes applicable only if the availability under the revolving credit line tranche falls below $10 million.
About C&D Technologies:
C&D Technologies, Inc. provides solutions and services for the switchgear and control (utility), telecommunications, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), as well as emerging markets such as solar power. C&D Technologies engineers, manufactures, sells and services fully integrated reserve power systems for regulating and monitoring power flow and providing backup power in the event of primary power loss until the primary source can be restored. C&D Technologies' unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. C&D Technologies is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA. For more information about C&D Technologies, visit http://www.cdtechno.com/.
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SOURCE: C&D Technologies, Inc.