Euronav Announces $340m Credit Facility
The executive committee of Euronav NV announced that it has signed a new $340 million senior secured credit facility led by ING Bank NV acting as sole Bookrunner and together with Citibank NA, Danish Ship Finance A/S, DnB Bank ASA and KBC Bank NV acting as Mandated Lead Arrangers whilst Belfius Bank NV, BNP Paribas Fortis NV, Deutsche bank AG and ITF International Transport Finance Suisse AG are acting as Lead Arrangers. ING is also the facility agent.
The credit facility comprises of (i) a $192 million term loan facility and (ii) up to $148 million non-amortising revolving credit facility.
The facility will be available as from today for the purpose of (i) refinancing four Suezmax vessels: the Cap Felix (2008 – 158,765 dwt), the Cap Theodora (2008 – 158,819 dwt), the Felicity (2009 - 157,667 dwt) and the Fraternity (2009 – 157,714 dwt) which were financed under the $300 million loan agreement dated April 3, 2009; (ii) financing the acquisition of four VLCCs announced on July 8, 2014 which will be delivered before the end of the second quarter of 2015; and (iii) Euronav’s general corporate and working capital purposes.
The credit facilities have seven years maturity as from the date of signing at a rate of LIBOR plus a margin of 225 bps and have similar financial covenants as the existing facilities.
This credit facility will be secured by the above mentioned four Suezmax and four VLCC vessels.