Debt Refinancing Highlights:
Established 5-year $3.25 billion senior secured credit facility consisting of a $1.5 billion revolving credit facility and $1.75 billion term loan
Retired $1.0 billion revolving credit facility and $0.9 billion term loan
Favorable pricing on new facility by 25 basis points
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., May 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced actions to refinance its debt and expand liquidity.
The company closed yesterday on a $3.25 billion senior secured credit facility maturing May 2027 with a lower pricing tier at SOFR + 1.00% that escalates if the Total Net Leverage Ratio is greater than 1.5x. This facility includes a $1.75 billion term loan, and a $1.5 billion revolving credit facility with $50 million drawn on the revolver as of close. The company has retired its $875 million term loan and $1.0 billion revolving facility, which had maturity dates of August 2024. Proceeds from the new term loan are also expected to fund the pending $875 million acquisition of Matrox Imaging.
"We have significantly increased our available borrowing capacity to optimize our capital structure and align with our growing business. Our new credit facility provides us ample flexibility for organic and inorganic investment in our business, as well as share repurchases through our recently announced $1 billion incremental board authorization. Our team was also able to secure favorable terms on our debt covenants for additional capital structure flexibility, while reducing borrowing costs by approximately 25 basis points," said Chief Financial Officer, Nathan Winters. "We are comfortable with the variable interest rate structure of our debt due to our strong operating cash flow profile and $800 million of floating-to-fixed interest rate swaps that were secured earlier this year ahead of recent rate increases."
J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo were Co-Left Lead Arrangers on the structuring and syndication of the facility, and Zebra engaged Proskauer as Counsel for the transaction.
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Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers organizations to thrive in the on-demand economy by making every front-line worker and asset at the edge visible, connected and fully optimized. With an ecosystem of more than 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra serves customers of all sizes – including 94% of the Fortune 100 – with an award-winning portfolio of hardware, software, services and solutions that digitize and automate workflows. Supply chains are more dynamic, customers and patients are better served, and workers are more engaged when they utilize Zebra innovations that help them sense, analyze and act in real time. Zebra recently expanded its industrial automation portfolio with its Fetch Robotics acquisition and increased its machine vision and AI software capabilities with the acquisitions of Adaptive Vision and antuit.ai. Zebra is #25 on Newsweek’s inaugural list of America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces and #79 on Forbes’ list of America’s 500 Best Midsize Employers. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra's Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives
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