BARNES GROUP INC. (NYSE:B) Files An 8-K Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

BARNES GROUP INC. (NYSE:B) Files An 8-K Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

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On October 30, 2018, Barnes Group Acquisition GmbH, a whollyowned subsidiary of Barnes Group Inc. (the "Company"),borrowed approximately €275 million (the "Borrowed Amount") under the Company's existing revolving credit agreement (as amended, the "Amended Credit Agreement") with certain participating banks and financial institutions, including Bank of America, N.A. as Administrative Agent for the lenders. The Borrowed Amount was utilized to fund a portion of the purchase price for the acquisition of Gimatic S.r.l. ("Gimatic"), which was completed on October 31, 2018. Additional information regarding the Company's acquisition of Gimatic was previously disclosed in Item 1.01 of the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 24, 2018, which information is incorporated herein by reference.

Depending on the Company's consolidated leverage ratio, and at the election of the Company, borrowings under the Amended Credit Agreement will bear interest at either LIBOR plus a margin of between 1.10% and 1.70% or the base rate plus a margin of 0.10% to 0.70%. Further, depending on the Company's leverage ratio at the end of each fiscal quarter, a facility fee ranging between 15 bps and 30 bps will also be due. The Borrowed Amount will accrue interest at Euribor (subject to a floor of 0%)plus a margin between 1.10% and 1.70%.

The Amended Credit Agreement generally requires the Company to maintain a ratio of Consolidated Senior Debt to EBITDA of not more than 3.25 times, a ratio of Consolidated Total Debt to EBITDA of not more than 3.75 times, and a ratio of Consolidated EBITDA to Consolidated Cash Interest Expense of not less than 4.25 times, in each case at the end of each fiscal quarter; provided that these debt to EBITDA ratios are permitted to increase for a period of four fiscal quarters after the closing of certain permitted acquisitions. The Amended Credit Agreement also contains other customary covenants, including limitations on incurring additional indebtedness, liens, mergers, asset sales and transactions with affiliates. The Amended Credit Agreement also contains customary events of default.

The foregoing description of the Amended Credit Agreement is a summary and is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amended Credit Agreement, which (as amended to date) was previously filed by the Company as further described in the Exhibit Index set forth below. Each such exhibit is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 31, 2018, the Company issued a press release regarding the completion of the acquisition of Gimatic, a leading supplier of mission-critical solutions for industrial automation and robotic applications. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Item 9.01(d)Exhibits.

Exhibit Number

Description of Exhibit

Fifth Amended and Restated Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Agreement, dated September 27, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013)

Amendment No. 2 and Joinder to Credit Agreement, dated September 27, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013)

Amendment No. 3 to Credit Agreement, dated October 15, 2014 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1(iii) to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014)

Amendment No. 4 to Credit Agreement, dated February 2, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017)

Amendment No. 5 to Credit Agreement, dated as of October 19, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018)

Press Release dated October 31, 2018 (furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K)


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EX-99.1 2 pressrelease.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit 99.1 NEWS RELEASE   BARNES GROUP INC. COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF GIMATIC   October 31,…
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About BARNES GROUP INC. (NYSE:B)

Barnes Group Inc. is an industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a range of end-markets and customers. The Company’s engineered products, industrial technologies, and solutions are used in applications that provide transportation, manufacturing, healthcare products and technology to the world. Its segments include Industrial and Aerospace. The Industrial segment includes the Molding Solutions, Engineered Components and Nitrogen Gas Products business units. The Aerospace segment includes the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business and the aftermarket business, which comprises maintenance overhaul and repair (MRO) services, and the manufacture and delivery of aerospace aftermarket spare parts. The Industrial segment is a manufacturer of engineered, precision parts, products and systems for critical applications serving customer base in end-markets.

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