Everi Announces Successful Completion of Term Loan Repricing
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, today announced that it successfully completed the repricing of its $735.5 million First Lien Term Loan under its Credit Agreement as amended February 2, 2021 (the “Credit Agreement”).
Under the amended Credit Agreement, the LIBOR and Base Rate floor components of the interest rate applicable to the First Lien Term Loan were reduced by 25 basis points to 0.75% from 1.00% and to 1.75% from 2.00%, respectively. The LIBOR and Base Rate margins applicable to the First Lien Term Loan remain unchanged at 2.75% and 1.75%, respectively. The amended Credit Agreement includes six months of 101 soft call protection. The maturity of the First Lien Term Loan remains May 9, 2024, and no changes were made to the financial covenants or other debt repayment terms.
Jefferies acted as advisor and sole lead arranger for this amendment to the Credit Amendment.
“This repricing of our First Lien Term Loan reflects the tremendous progress we are achieving with strengthening our operating results,” said Mark Labay, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Everi. “At current rates and with our existing balance on the First Lien Term Loan outstanding, the 25-basis-point reduction in our LIBOR floor is expected to generate cash interest rate savings of $1.8 million on an annualized basis. This repricing provides another important improvement to our capital structure following similar activities over the past few years that have significantly lowered the weighted average interest rate on our outstanding debt obligations. These savings improve our ability to generate Higher Free Cash Flow in future periods, providing opportunities for incremental deleveraging and the creation of new value for our shareholders.”