International Game Technology PLC Announces Amendment and Extension of Revolving Credit Facilities and Amendment of Term Loan Facilities
LONDON, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) (“IGT“) today announced the closing of an amendment and extension of its Revolving Credit Facility (“RCF”) agreement and an amendment of its Term Loan Facility (“TLF”) agreement .
“These transactions represent a continuation of the many capital structure initiatives executed over the past few years to strengthen our credit profile,” said Max ChiaraCFO of IGT. “The RCF Amendment extends the final maturity date of the three-year revolving credit facilities to 2027, reduces interest rate margins and provides greater flexibility under certain non-financial covenants.”
Among other changes, the RCF Amendment increases overall lender commitments by approximately US$1.68 billion equivalent (US$1.05 billion and 625 million euros) to approximately US$1.83 billion equivalent ($820 million and €1.00 billion), extends the final maturity to July 31, 2027, reduces facility margins by at least 0.25% (0.40% at current debt ratings) and provides for a maximum increase or decrease of 0.075% in these margins depending on the group’s ESG rating (which is similar to the TLF’s ESG margin adjustment provision). The amendments to the RCF and TLF, among other amendments, (i) increase the annual authorized vesting limit from 10% to 15% of total consolidated assets and the lifetime authorized vesting limit from US$2.25 billion at US$2.5 billion and (ii) increase the annual cap on dividends and share buybacks $300 million at 400 million US dollars based on the group’s current public debt ratings and US$550 million if two public debt ratings are equal to BB+/Ba1 and eliminates this limit if two public debt ratings are greater than BB+/Ba1.
The foregoing description of the Amendments is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amended and Restated Senior Facilities Agreement for the RCF and the Compliant Senior Facilities Agreement for the TLF, each of which is filed as as attachments to IGT’s report on Form 6-K dated July 27, 2022.
Bank of America, Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario SpA and UniCredit acted as global coordinators for the amendments.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We provide entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all regulated channels and segments, from lotteries and gaming machines to sports and digital betting. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investments in innovation, player insights, operational expertise and cutting-edge technology, our solutions deliver unparalleled gaming experiences that engage players. players and stimulate growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in over 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity and accountability. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
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