PHOENIX, AZ, March 26, 2012 /CNW/ - GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (TSX: GWR) and Global Water Resources, Inc. (Global Water or the Company) today announced that Global Water has secured financing to retire certain short-term obligations. The Company has entered into a $7 million term loan with Regions Bank to retire a line of credit maturing March 23, 2012 and a portion of a final utility acquisition payment due March 31, 2012. The new term loan with Regions Bank accrues interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 2.50% and matures in March 2013.
"Through these discussions, Regions Bank has demonstrated its understanding of our business to the point that we believe they can be a supportive partner as we address both our short and longer term financing needs," said Cindy Liles, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Water. "We are now actively pursuing discussions with Regions Bank that would enable us to refinance all, or a portion, of our existing outstanding debt at a reduced rate based on the current market environment and the fundamentals of our business."
About GWR Global Water Resources Corp. and Global Water
GWR Global Water Resources Corp. owns an approximate 48.1% interest in Global Water. Global Water is a leading water resource management and technology company that owns and operates water, wastewater and recycled water utilities, and provides data and water management services through its unique, award winning platform, FATHOMTM Utility-to-Utility (U2U™) Solutions. Initially developed by Global Water to support and optimize its own utilities, FATHOMTM is an integrated suite of advanced technologies proven to increase revenue, decrease costs and bring heightened efficiencies to municipally-owned utilities. FATHOMTM puts water management tools in customers' hands.
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