BABCOCK & WILCOX ENTERPRISES, INC. (NYSE:BW) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Amended Credit Agreement
On May 11, 2015, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (“we” or the “Company”) entered into a credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and lender, and the other lenders party thereto in connection with its spin-off from The Babcock & Wilcox Company (now known as BWX Technologies, Inc.). The Credit Agreement, which is scheduled to mature on June 30, 2020, provides for a senior secured revolving credit facility, initially in an aggregate amount of up to $600.0 million. The proceeds from loans under the Credit Agreement are available for working capital needs and other general corporate purposes, and the full amount is available to support the issuance of letters of credit, subject to specified limits.
Since June 2016, we have entered into a number of amendments to the Credit Agreement. On January 15, 2019, we entered into a further amendment to the Credit Agreement (the “Amendment,” and the Credit Agreement, as amended to date, the “Amended Credit Agreement”) to, among other things, provide for the following modifications: (1) modify the amount of certain net losses permitted in connection with renewable energy projects under the Amended Credit Agreement from $30.0 million to $40.0 million; (2) modify the date by which we are required to achieve certain concessions from our renewable contract customers that will generate at least $25.0 million of incremental benefits to us from February 15, 2019 to March 31, 2019; (3) modify certain contract completion milestones that we are required to meet in connection with five renewable energy projects; (4) modify the minimum liquidity amount we are required to hold as a condition to borrowing both at the time of any credit extension request and on the proposed date of the credit extension (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) from $45.0 million to $40.0 million after January 31, 2019; and (5) require us to raise additional capital in an amount and within a time frame acceptable to the lenders under the Amended Credit Agreement through the issuance of equity or subordinated debt or the sale of assets and use no less than 25% of the net proceeds thereof to reduce the revolving credit commitment under the Amended Credit Agreement.
Certain of the lenders, as well as certain of their respective affiliates, have performed and may in the future perform for the Company and its subsidiaries, various commercial banking, investment banking, lending, underwriting, trust services, financial advisory and other financial services, for which they have received and may in the future receive customary fees and expenses.
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information described in Item 1.01 above relating to the Amendment is incorporated herein by reference into this Item 2.03.
About BABCOCK & WILCOX ENTERPRISES, INC. (NYSE:BW)
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. is a technology-based provider of fossil and renewable power generation and environmental equipment that includes a suite of boiler products and environmental systems, and services for power and industrial uses. The Company operates in three segments: Global Power, Global Services and Industrial Environmental. Through its Global Power segment, the Company engineers, manufactures, procures, constructs and commissions boilers fueled by fossil fuels and renewables in addition to environmental systems and related auxiliary equipment primarily to steam generating customers globally. Through its Global Services segment, the Company provides aftermarket products and services to steam generating utilities across the world and various industrial customers. Through its Industrial Environmental segment, the Company provides a range of environmental technology and services to industrial end markets across the world.