Rome 29 November 2018 14:41
Leonardo signed today a new Term Loan Facility with a pool of domestic and international banks for the purpose of refinancing existing debt.
The credit line amounts to 500 million euros and has a maturity of 5 years. It’s terms include the payment of 110 basis points above 6 months Euribor and the bullet redemption of a total amount at maturity.
This credit line is in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Revolving Credit Facility (renogotiated on 2018 February), and is under English Law.
Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo, commented: “The signing of this Term Loan Facility is a sign of us of implementing our disciplined financial strategy. It means we can also reduce further the group’s financial charges, in line with Industrial Plan targets. The current market conditions have enabled us to take advantage of this form of refinancing. We’ve achieved a successful refinancing, signed by 13 banks, and oversubscribed for more than double the requested amount. It confirms the interest of the market, and allows us to better diversify our funding sources”.
Within the pool, the banks that signed the Term Loan Facility are:
- Mandated Lead Arrangers e Bookrunners: BNP Paribas - Italian Branch, Banco BPM S.p.A., Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ ltd., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft - Milan Branch, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank - Milan Branch, Banca IMI S.p.A., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited - Milan Branch, Unicredit S.p.A.
- Lead Arrangers: BPER Banca S.p.A., Citibank N.A. - Milan Branch, Natixis S.A. - Milan Branch, Société Générale - Milan Branch
BNP Paribas assumed the role of Global Coordinator and Documentation Bank. Banca IMI will assume the role of Agent Bank.
For the signing, the pool of banks have been assisted by LinkLaters and Leonardo by Clifford Chance as legal advisors.