WICHITA, Kan., June 9 /CNW/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR)
announced today an amendment to its existing credit agreement. The amendment,
among other things, extends the maturity of the Company's revolving credit
facility from June 2010 to June 2012 and increases the revolving credit
facility size from $650 million to $729 million through June 2010 before
stepping down to $409 million from June 2010 through June 2012.
The additional near-term liquidity comes from $79 million of new
commitments from lenders above the existing $650 million, making a total of
$729 million of credit capacity available through June 2010. In June 2010, the
facility will return to a base operating level of $409 million, which will
mature in June 2012.
"This amendment provides additional near-term liquidity and further
enhances the Company's long-term financial flexibility," said Rick Schmidt,
Spirit's Chief Financial Officer. "We are pleased with the terms of our
amended credit facility, which reflect the lending community's confidence in
Spirit and the Company's solid financial position."
Spirit AeroSystems will file a report on Form 8-K with the Securities and
Exchange Commission that will describe the amendment in greater detail and
contain a copy of the amendment as an exhibit.
About Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
Based in Wichita, Kan., Spirit AeroSystems is the world's largest
independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. In
addition to its Kansas facility, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester,
Okla.; Prestwick, Scotland; Samlesbury, England; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and
is developing a new manufacturing facility in Kinston, N.C. In the U.S.,
Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing
components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support
services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet
support services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces
wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.
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