Southfield, Michigan, April 15, 2014...Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML), a leading global supplier of automotive components, technologies and services, today announced it has successfully secured $2.6 billion to refinance existing debt.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation entered into an amendment to Federal-Mogul Corporation's existing term loan and revolving credit agreement that, among other things, provides for a new term loan facility of $700 million due April 2018 and a new term loan facility of $1.9 billion due April 2021. The proceeds of the new term loans will be used to repay term loans outstanding under the existing credit agreement. In addition, under the amendment to the existing credit agreement, Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation will assume all of the rights and obligations of Federal-Mogul Corporation under its existing $550 million revolving credit facility.
"We are pleased with this transaction as it positions the company favorably for the future by extending loan maturity dates at competitive interest rates and strengthens the liquidity and financial profile of the company," said Rajesh Shah, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation.
The company earlier today announced that Federal-Mogul Corporation became a direct, wholly-owned operating subsidiary of a new public holding company, Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation.
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Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul's Powertrain Division designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul's Vehicle Components Division sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel® Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 44,300 people in 33 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical fact, constitute "Forward-Looking Statements." Actual results may differ materially due to numerous important factors that are described in Federal-Mogul's most recent report to the SEC on Form 10-K, which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports to the SEC on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Such factors include, among others, fluctuations in domestic or foreign vehicle production, fluctuations in the demand for vehicles containing our products, the Company's ability to generate cost savings or manufacturing efficiencies to offset or exceed contractually or competitively required price reductions or price reductions to obtain new business, conditions in the automotive industry, the success of the company's segmentation and corresponding effects and general global and regional economic conditions. Federal-Mogul does not intend or assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.