Avigilon Upsizes Syndicated Credit Facility to US$240 million
Nov 16, 2015, 08:00 ET
VANCOUVER, CANADA, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon") (TSX: AVO), trusted provider of business intelligence and security solutions, today announced that it has increased its existing multi-tranche senior secured syndicated credit facility (the "Credit Facility") from US$200 million to US$240 million (the "Upsize"). Details of the Credit Facility were originally disclosed via news release on April 7, 2015.
The Credit Facility now includes a US$100 million multi-currency revolving acquisition facility, a US$40 million real estate term loan, and a US$100 million multi-currency revolving line of credit (the "Revolver"), which remains undrawn at this time; prior to the Upsize, the Revolver was limited to US$60 million. Other than the increase to the Revolver, all of the Credit Facility's terms and conditions remain as originally disclosed.
HSBC Bank Canada ("HSBC") acted as lead arranger, sole book runner, and administrative agent for the Credit Facility and the Upsize.
"The Upsize strengthens Avigilon by providing additional flexibility to execute our growth strategy," said Ric Leong, Avigilon's Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. "We're pleased to have the support of, and wish to thank, our syndicate of lenders: HSBC, Toronto-Dominion Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada, and Export Development Canada."
Avigilon Corporation, trusted provider of business intelligence and security solutions, develops, manufactures, and sells video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control products.
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For further information:
Dennis Fong, Avigilon Corporation
T: (604) 629-5182, Ext 2515
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Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, actions, or developments and are based on expectations, assumptions and other factors that management currently believes are relevant, reasonable and appropriate in the circumstances. The material expectations, assumptions and other factors used in developing the forward-looking statements set out herein include or relate to the following, without limitation: Avigilon will, on an ongoing basis, remain in good standing under the terms of the Credit Facility; and Avigilon will be able to successfully execute its mission, strategies and objectives.
Although management believes that the forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could be substantially different due to the risks and uncertainties associated with and inherent to Avigilon's business, as more particularly described in the "Risk Factors" section of Avigilon's Annual Information Form dated March 3, 2015, which is available under Avigilon's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Material risks and uncertainties applicable to the forward looking statements set out herein include, but are not limited to, unforeseen events, developments or factors causing any of the aforesaid expectations, assumptions, and other factors ultimately being inaccurate or irrelevant. Although Avigilon has attempted to identify factors that may cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, predicted, estimated or intended. Also, many of the factors are beyond the control of Avigilon.
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