5N Plus announces new $250 million credit facility
MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - 5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP) announced today the closing of a new $250 million senior secured multi-currency revolving credit facility to replace its existing $50 million two-year senior secured revolving facility with National Bank of Canada. The new credit facility will be used to refinance existing indebtedness and for other corporate purposes, including capital expenditures and growth opportunities. The new credit facility has a four-year term and bears interest at either prime rate, U.S. base rate, LIBOR or EURO LIBOR plus a margin based on 5N Plus' senior consolidated debt to EBITDA ratio. 5N Plus also has a US$35 million credit facility in Asia.
At any time, 5N Plus has the option to request that the new credit facility be expanded to $350 million through the exercise of an additional $100 million accordion feature, subject to review and approval by the lenders.
In connection with the new credit facility, National Bank of Canada and HSBC Bank acted as co-lead arrangers and joint book runners, and five other banks as lenders.
About 5N Plus
5N Plus is the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products. Fully integrated with closed-loop recycling facilities, the company is headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada and operates manufacturing facilities and sales offices in several locations in Europe, North America and Asia. 5N Plus deploys a range of proprietary and proven technologies to produce products which are used in a number of advanced pharmaceutical, electronic and industrial applications. Typical products include purified metals such as bismuth, gallium, germanium, indium, selenium and tellurium, inorganic chemicals based on such metals and compound semiconductor wafers. Many of these are critical precursors and key enablers in markets such as solar, light-emitting diodes and eco-friendly materials.
Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimer
Certain statements in this press release may be forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are based on the best estimates available to 5N Plus at the time and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause 5N Plus' actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. A description of the risks affecting 5N Plus' business and activities appears under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in Management's Discussion and Analysis on pages 27 to 29 of 5N Plus' 2010 Annual Report, and in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in 5N Plus' short-form prospectus dated April 1, 2011, both of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. No assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking information in this press release will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that 5N Plus will derive therefrom. In particular, no assurance can be given as to the future financial performance of 5N Plus. 5N Plus disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in order to account for any new information or any other event. The reader is warned against undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
President and Chief Executive Officer
5N Plus Inc.