Cascades announces that it has increased its authorized credit facility to approximately CAN$1 billion to incorporate the addition of a US$175 million seven-year term loan. The term loan provides the Company with increased financial flexibility and will reduce financing costs. The agreement is supported by the Company’s existing banking syndicate and the term loan is underwritten by CoBank, ACB and American AgCredit, PCA.
The term loan, which can be repaid at any time, will be used to repay certain of the Company’s outstanding borrowings under its existing credit facility. The financial conditions and covenants of the Company’s existing credit facility are unchanged, and no additional assets were required as security.
Allan Hogg , Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer commented, “This agreement increases our financial flexibility, reduces our interest costs and supports our efforts to continue reinforcing our financial profile. Moreover, the seven-year term provides us with funding security over a longer timeframe, without requiring modification to the terms and covenants of our existing agreement.”