CALUMET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS PARTNERS, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

CALUMET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS PARTNERS, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into Material Definitive Agreement.

First Amendment to Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement
On September 4, 2019, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (the “Partnership”) and certain of its operating subsidiaries as borrowers (collectively, the “Borrowers”) entered into a first amendment to the third amended and restated credit agreement (the “First Amendment”) with Bank of America, N.A., as Agent for the Lenders (as defined below) (the “Agent”), and certain other Lenders (as defined below), amending the Partnership’s Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of February 23, 2018 (the “Existing Credit Agreement” and the Existing Credit Agreement as amended by the First Amendment, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among the Partnership, the other Borrowers party thereto, the lenders party thereto (with Bank of America, N.A., the “Lenders”) and the Agent. The First Amendment is subject to fulfillment of certain conditions precedent and is not yet effective. Capitalized terms not defined herein have the meaning provided in the Credit Agreement.
Upon its effectiveness, the First Amendment, among other things, will amend the Credit Agreement to provide for:
a)the increase of the borrowing base by the lesser of (i) $99,550,000, but decreasing by 10% increments every three months beginning in the fourth full month after the effectiveness of the First Amendment and (ii) 50% of the appraised in-place net orderly liquidation value of the Great Falls, Montana refinery and related assets (the “Montana Refinery Assets”); provided, the proceeds from such borrowing base increase must be used to repay the Partnership’s outstanding senior notes due 2021.
b)the pledge of the Borrowers’ interest in substantially all of the Montana Refinery Assets to secure the financing provided under the Credit Agreement, which would increase the borrowing base by part of the value of the Montana Refinery Assets as provided for under the Credit Agreement and described in clause (a) above.
c)at any time any value is attributed to the Montana Refinery Assets in the borrowing base calculation, an increase to the applicable margin of 25 basis points.
d)at any time any value is attributed to the Montana Refinery Assets in the borrowing base calculation, increases in the minimum availability under the Credit Agreement required for the Partnership to be able to perform certain actions, including to make restricted payments or other distributions, sell or dispose of certain assets, make acquisitions or investments, or prepay other indebtedness.
e)at any time any value is attributed to the Montana Refinery Assets in the borrowing base calculation, the amendment of the springing financial covenant to provide that if the availability under the Credit Agreement falls below the sum of the amount of FILO Loans outstanding plus the greater of (a) 15% of the borrowing base then in effect and (b) $35 million (which amount is subject to increase in proportion to revolving commitment increases), then the Partnership will be required to maintain as of the end of each fiscal quarter a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of at least 1.0 to 1.0.
The First Amendment will be effective upon the occurrence of customary conditions, as well as:
(a) the Montana Refinery Assets must be released from all liens under the Amended and Restated Collateral Trust Agreement, dated as of April 20, 2016, and the related mortgages and other collateral documents among the Partnership, the other Borrowers party thereto, the parity lien representatives party thereto and the trustee;
(b) the consummation of an offering of $450,000,000 or greater aggregate principal amount of unsecured senior notes (the “2019 Notes”);
(c) the Agent shall have received a notice of borrowing with respect to the Effective Date Loan (as defined in the First Amendment) to be made in an amount not to exceed the Refinery Asset Borrowing Base Component (as defined in the Credit Agreement) less an amount equal to the principal amount of 2019 Notes issued in excess of $550,000,000, which Effective Date Loan shall be used as required to the Credit Agreement; and
(d) Upon giving effect to the funding of the Effective Date Loan and the payment by Borrowers of all fees and expenses incurred in connection therewith, availability must be at least $250,000,000.
These conditions must be met before November 30, 2019.
The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to (a) the First Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K and (b) the Existing Credit Agreement, included as Exhibit 10.1 to the Partnership’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 1, 2018.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information included in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d)>Exhibits.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 exhibit101ablamendmentv2.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit EXHIBIT 10.1Execution VersionFIRST AMENDMENT TO THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENTThis FIRST AMENDMENT TO THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is dated as of September 4,…
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About CALUMET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS PARTNERS, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT)

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is a producer of specialty hydrocarbon products. The Company operates through three segments. In its specialty products segment, the Company processes crude oil and other feedstocks into a range of customized lubricating oils, white mineral oils, solvents, petrolatums and waxes. Its specialty products are sold to domestic and international customers using its products as raw material components. It also blends and market specialty products through its Royal Purple, Bel-Ray, TruFuel and Quantum brands. In its fuel products segment, the Company processes crude oil into a range of fuel and fuel-related products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt and heavy fuel oils, and resells purchased crude oil to third-party customers. Its oilfield services segment manufactures and markets products and provides oilfield services, including drilling fluids, completion fluids and solids control services to the oil and gas exploration industry.

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