Horizon Lines Amends Credit Agreement

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Horizon Lines, Inc. has amended its senior credit facility. The primary components of the amendment to the senior credit facility include: 1) increasing the revolving credit facility by $25 million to $75 million; 2) increasing the additional term loan borrowing availability by $25 million to $75 million; 3) raising the annual capital spending limit to $40 million, exclusive of vessel and equipment lease buyouts; 4) allowing for 100% carryover of unutilized permitted annual capital spending; 5) increasing maximum restricted payments on a rolling four quarters basis from $15 million to $36 million; 6) providing 100% credit for voluntary loan prepayments on the required annual excess cash flow sweep now commencing in 2007; and 7) increasing permitted acquisitions from $30 million to $120 million annually and from $100 million to $200 million over the life of the facility. The pre- amendment senior credit facility consisted of a $250 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility.

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