Trencor’s Textainer completes US$170 million revolving credit facility for tap subsidiary
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration No 1955/002869/06)
Share Code: TRE
TRENCOR’S TEXTAINER COMPLETES US$170 MILLION REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY FOR TAP SUBSIDIARY
We draw attention to the following news release issued by Textainer Group Holdings Limited, in which Trencor has a 48,5% beneficiary interest:
“Hamilton, Bermuda – (Business Wire) – Apr. 26, 2013 – Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: TGH) (“Textainer” or the “Company”), the world’s largest lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size, today announced that TAP Funding Ltd (“TAP”), a 50.1% owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into a $170 million, three-year revolving credit facility with a group of financial institutions led by ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, and including ING Belgium NV/SA, Sovereign Bank, N.A. and, Union Bank, N.A. ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC will serve as Administrative Agent for the facility. The interest rate under the credit agreement is 200 basis points over the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”). The proceeds from borrowings under the credit agreement are expected to be used to purchase containers and for general corporate purposes. The facility also includes a $55 million accordion feature, which TAP may elect to utilize and increase the size of the facility.
The facility represents the replacement and expansion of an existing three-year, $120 million revolving credit facility which had an interest rate of 375 basis points over LIBOR. The prior credit agreement remained outstanding following the Company’s acquisition of TAP in December 2012.
“This new bank facility, with its attractive lower cost of funds and improved terms, will provide additional liquidity enabling Textainer to continue to meet our customers’ container leasing needs at attractive terms,” said Philip K. Brewer, Textainer President and Chief Executive Officer.
“In addition to the savings from the significantly reduced interest rate in this facility, we are currently reviewing our other debt facilities for ways to save on financing costs,” added Mr. Brewer.
Textainer Group Holdings Limited
Mr. Thomas J. Gallo, +1-415-658-8227
Investor Relations Director
Trencor Services (Pty) Ltd
29 April 2013
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