LKQ Corporation Amends and Extends its Senior Secured Credit Facility
CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) today announced that it reset its credit facility to a total availability of $3.5 billion. Among other changes, the amendment:
-- Increased the amount available under the revolving credit facility from $2.75 billion to $3.15 billion and reduced the term loan to $350 million; -- Reduced the margin on borrowings by 25 basis points at the September 30, 2018 leverage ratio, and reduced the number of leverage pricing tiers; -- Extended the maturity date from 2023 to 2024; -- Reduced the unused facility fee depending on leverage category; -- Increased the basket for indebtedness incurred under our receivables securitization facility; -- Increased our swingline loan capacity and added the ability to borrow in British Pounds and Euros; -- Provided flexibility to implement a supply chain finance program and a captive insurance unit; and -- Reset all restrictive baskets to zero.
“We are pleased with the enhanced financial flexibility and immediate cost savings that the amended facility provides LKQ as we continue to pursue our strategic objectives,” stated Varun Laroyia, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LKQ Corporation. ”The willingness of our lender group to agree to this amendment, while providing more favorable financing terms, demonstrates the confidence they have in the Company, our strategy and our ability to generate healthy cash flow on an ongoing basis.”
About LKQ Corporation
LKQ Corporation (www.lkqcorp.com) is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.
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Joseph P. BoutrossLKQ CorporationVice President, Investor Relations (312) email@example.com