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ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody (NYSE:BTU) announced today that it has concluded its current refinancing activities. As part of these actions, the company has terminated its previously announced cash tender offers (the "Offers") to purchase (i) any and all of its $500,000,000 in outstanding aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "2022 Notes") and (ii) any and all of its $500,000,000 in outstanding aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes" and, together with the 2022 Notes, the "Notes"). The termination of the Offers also includes the termination of the related consent solicitations in respect of the Notes. The company noted that, at this particular time, the debt markets do not accommodate a path toward completing the offers and achieving the company's refinancing objectives in an economic fashion. The company intends to pursue alternative means to accomplish its longer-term objectives in a manner that adds value to the enterprise. "Peabody set out several weeks ago evaluating an opportunistic refinancing with some key requirements and a robust set of objectives," said Peabody Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Amy B. Schwetz. "We were successful in upsizing and extending our revolver and obtaining needed amendments to the credit facility, as a necessary step to enable our pending joint venture with Arch Coal. Peabody continues to be bolstered by a strong balance sheet, high liquidity, healthy margins and an asset base and set of strategies that are designed to create maximum value." Peabody successfully completed an upsizing of its revolving credit facility with additional commitments of $215 million (aggregate facility size of $565 million) and extended the maturity date for $540 million of the facility to 2023.  Additionally, the credit facility was amended to permit the company's pending PRB/Colorado joint venture.  As a result ...Full story available on



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