2013-03-22 15:27:58 -
Sandvika, March 22, 2013: Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has today reached
an agreement with its lending banks to amend the terms of its bank credit
facility. Effectiveness of the new terms is subject to finalization of the
contract documents and customary closing conditions.
The credit facility is currently undrawn and REC held cash and cash equivalents
of NOK 1.9 billion at the end of 2012. The NOK 2 billion credit facility will be
reduced to a NOK 400 million revolving facility and a new guarantee facility of
additional NOK 400 million. Loans under the credit facility mature in April
2014, and issuance of guarantees must be made before maturity.
The covenants in the revolving credit facility and indemnification loans will be
amended and there will be no measurement of EBITDA
and leverage ratio until the
end of 2013. Main covenants of the facility can be found attached hereto.
With these adjustments REC reduces its overall financing cost and secures
facilities that are better suited for REC's current business needs.
For further information, please contact
Kjell Christian Bjørnsen, EVP & CFO, telephone: + 47 917 02 097
Mikkel Tørud, SVP Investor Relations & Business Development, telephone:
+47 976 99 144
REC is a leading global provider of solar electricity solutions. With nearly two
decades of expertise, we offer sustainable, high-performing products, services
and investment opportunities for the solar and electronics industries. Together
with our partners, we create value by providing solutions that better meet the
world's growing electricity needs. Our 2,300 employees worldwide generated
revenues of more than NOK 7 billion in 2012, approximately EUR 1 billion or USD
1.3 billion. To see more of what REC can offer, visit www.recgroup.com.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl
(Norwegian Securities Trading Act)
Amended bank facility covenants:
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