ADVANCE AUTO PARTS, INC. (NYSE:AAP) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

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ADVANCE AUTO PARTS, INC. (NYSE:AAP) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

The disclosure under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 1.01. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

Amendment to Credit Agreement

On January 31, 2018, the Company, entered into Amendment No. 1 to the Credit Agreement dated as of January 31, 2017 (the “Amendment”), among Advance Stores Company, Incorporated, as Borrower, the lenders party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., Administrative Agent. The Amendment: (i) provided for LIBOR replacement rates in the event that LIBOR is unavailable in the future; (ii) modified the definitions of the financial covenants (and the testing level relating thereto) with respect to a maximum leverage ratio and a minimum coverage ratio that the Company is required to comply with; and (iii) extended the termination date of the 2017 Credit Agreement from January 31, 2022 until January 31, 2023. The Company has the option to make one additional written request of the lenders to extend the termination date then in effect for one additional year.

The Amendmentis guaranteed by the Company and the Guarantors to the Guarantee Agreement among the Company, Advance Stores and the Guarantors in favor of the Agent for the lenders under the 2017Credit Agreement.

Some lenders under the Amendment and their affiliates have various commercial relationships with the Company and its subsidiaries involving the provision of financial services, including cash management, investment banking and general financing services.

The foregoing description does not constitute a complete summary of the Amendment and is qualified by reference in its entirety to the full text of the Amendment filed herewith.

Item 1.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit Number

Description of Exhibit

10.1

Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement, dated as of January 31, 2018, among Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Advance Stores Company, Incorporated, the lenders party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent.

to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

ADVANCE AUTO PARTS, INC.

(Registrant)

Date: February 6, 2018

/s/ Thomas B. Okray

()*

Thomas B. Okray

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

* Print name and title of the signing officer under his
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 exhibit1012-6×2018.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit Exhibit 10.1EXECUTION COPYAMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THECREDIT AGREEMENT                                    Dated as of January 31,…
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About ADVANCE AUTO PARTS, INC. (NYSE:AAP)

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive aftermarket parts in North America, serving do-it-for-me (commercial) and do-it-yourself (DIY), customers, as well as independently owned operators. The Company’s stores and branches offer a selection of brand name, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and private label automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light and heavy duty trucks. The Company also offers other miscellaneous offerings, including e-services. The Company operates approximately 5,170 total stores and over 120 branches, which operate in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands under the names Advance Auto Parts, Autopart International (AI), Carquest and Worldpac. The Company serves its commercial customers and DIY customers through various channels ranging from traditional brick and mortar store locations to self-serving e-commerce sites.

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