XPO Logistics announces closing of $ 2 billion term loan refinancing
GREENWICH, CT, March 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO” or the “Company”) (NYSE: XPO) today announced the refinancing of $ 2.0 billion of existing term loan facilities in order, among other things, to reduce the applicable interest rate.
The existing $ 1.5 billion B term facility, which bore interest at LIBOR plus 2.00%, and the existing $ 500 million B-1 term facility, which bore interest at LIBOR plus 2.50%, were refinanced with the proceeds of a new $ 2.0 billion Term Loan Facility which bears interest at LIBOR plus 1.75% (the LIBOR floor remains unchanged at 0.00% ). The maturity date of the new loan facility remains February 23, 2025, and the terms of the new loan facility are substantially in line with those of the refinanced facilities.
Brad Jacobs, President and CEO of XPO Logistics, said, “We continue to take opportunistic actions that improve our balance sheet. We estimate that this $ 2 billion refinancing, along with the $ 1.2 billion in debt we repaid in January, will reduce our annual interest expense by $ 86 million.
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Citigroup, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo acted as associate bookkeepers, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz acted as legal counsel on the transaction.
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world’s most successful businesses. The company is the second largest contract logistics provider and second largest freight broker in the world, and one of the top three providers of LTLs in North America. XPO uses a highly integrated network of 1,629 sites and more than 100,000 employees in 30 countries to help more than 50,000 customers manage their supply chains more efficiently. The company’s head office is in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States, and its European head office is in Lyon, France. Visit xpo.com for more information and connect with XPO on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Youtube.
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