LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, announced today that it has successfully completed the repricing of its $820.0 million Senior Secured Term Loan (the “Term Loan”).
Under the amended Term Loan, the interest rate has been reduced by 100 basis points to LIBOR + 3.50% from LIBOR + 4.50% and includes six months of 101 soft call protection. The LIBOR floor remains unchanged at 1.00%. Based on the interest rates currently in effect and a Term Loan balance outstanding of $818.0 million, the repricing is expected to generate cash interest savings of approximately $8.2 million on an annualized basis. These expected cash interest savings are in addition to the cash interest savings achieved as a result of the Company’s May 2017 refinancing of its former First Lien Term Loan and Senior Secured Notes. The maturity date for the Term Loan remains May 9, 2024, and no changes were made to the financial covenants or other debt repayment terms.
“The reduced interest rate on our Term Loan is a direct result of the tremendous progress we have made throughout 2017 and our ability to successfully execute on our business plan,” said Randy Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Everi. “This repricing provides another important update to our capital structure. We continue to reduce our annual cash interest costs and improve our ability to generate additional free cash flow in future periods, which provides opportunities for incremental deleveraging and the creation of new value for our shareholders.”
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Everi is dedicated to providing video and mechanical reel gaming content and technology solutions, integrated gaming payments solutions and compliance and efficiency software to casino operators. Everi Games provides: (a) comprehensive content, electronic gaming units and systems for Native American and commercial casinos, including both Wide-Area Progressive systems and the award winning TournEvent® slot tournament solution; and (b) the central determinant system for the video lottery terminals installed in the State of New York. Everi Payments provides: (a) access to cash at gaming facilities via Automated Teller Machine cash withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions, point of sale debit card transactions, and check verification and warranty services; (b) fully integrated gaming industry kiosks that provide cash access and related services; (c) products and services that improve credit decision making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming establishments; (d) compliance, audit and data solutions; and (e) online payment processing solutions for gaming operators in states that offer intrastate, Internet-based gaming and lottery activities.
Richard Land, James Leahy
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