LAS VEGAS, May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of technology solutions for the casino gaming industry, 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 50 basis points to LIBOR + 3.00% from LIBOR + 3.50% 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 $813.9 million, the repricing is expected to generate cash interest savings of approximately $4.1 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 November 2017 repricing of its First Lien Term Loan and the refinancing of its Unsecured Notes in December 2017. 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.
“This repricing of our Term Loan reflects the tremendous progress we continue to achieve with strengthening our operating results,” said Randy Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Everi. “This repricing provides another important improvement to our capital structure following similar activities last year, since through these actions we have lowered the weighted average interest rate on our outstanding debt obligations by approximately 200 basis points. Our lower annual cash interest costs are helping to 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 a leading supplier of technology solutions for the casino gaming industry. The Company provides casino operators with a diverse portfolio of products including innovative gaming machines that power the casino floor, and casino operational and management systems that include comprehensive, end-to-end payments solutions, critical intelligence offerings, and gaming operations efficiency technology. Everi’s mission is to be a transformative force for casino operations by facilitating memorable player experiences, delivering reliable protection and security, and striving for customer satisfaction and operational excellence.
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