Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE:HZN) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 13, 2020, Horizon Global Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Encina Business Credit, LLC, as agent for the lenders party thereto. The Loan Agreement provides for an asset-based revolving credit facility in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $75,000,000, subject to customary borrowing base limitations contained therein, which amount may be increased at the Company’s request by up to $25,000,000. A portion of the proceeds received by the Company under the Loan Agreement were used to pay in full all outstanding debt incurred under the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of June 30 2015, with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto.
The interest on the loans under the Loan Agreement will be payable in cash at the interest rate of LIBOR plus a margin of 4.00% per annum, subject to a 1% LIBOR floor, provided that if for any reason loans are converted to base rate loans, interest will be paid in cash at a customary base rate plus a margin of 3.00% per annum. There are no amortization payments required under the Loan Agreement. Borrowings under the Loan Agreement mature on the earlier of: (i) March 13, 2023 and (ii) 90 days prior to the maturity of any portion of the debt under the Company’s First Lien Term Loan Credit Agreement or Second Lien Term Loan Credit Agreement (as such terms are defined below) as may be in effect from time to time, unless earlier terminated. All of the indebtedness under the Loan Agreement is and will be guaranteed by the Company and certain of the Company’s existing and future North American subsidiaries and is and will be secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company, such other guarantors, and the borrowers under the Loan Agreement.
Additionally on March 13, 2020, the Company entered into (i) the Ninth Amendment to Credit Agreement (the “First Lien Term Amendment”) with certain financial institutions named on the pages thereto, to amend the Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of June 30, 2015, by and among the Company, as borrower, the lenders from time to time party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and (ii) the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement (the “Second Lien Term Loan Amendment”) with Cortland Capital Market Services LLC., as administrative agent (the “Second Lien Term Agent”), and certain other financial institutions named on the pages thereto, to amend the Second Lien Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2019 (the “Second Lien Term Loan Credit Agreement”), by and among the Company, as borrower, the lenders from time to time party thereto and the Second Lien Term Agent. The First Lien Term Amendment and the Second Lien Term Amendment, among other modifications, amended the financial covenants contained in the First Lien Term Loan Credit Agreement and Second Lien Term Loan Credit Agreement, respectively, and contain an acknowledgement of the lenders party thereto of the transactions relating to the Loan Agreement.
The Company today issued a press release and will hold a teleconference on March 16, 2020, reporting its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as an exhibit and is incorporated herein by reference. The press release and a teleconference visual presentation are also available on the Company\’s website at www.horizonglobal.com.
The information furnished to this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
The information regarding the Loan Agreement contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company elected Dennis E. Richardville as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective March 16, 2020.
Mr. Richardville, age 65, served as Vice President and Corporate Treasurer of the Company since January 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Richardville served as chief financial officer>of Dura Automotive Systems, LLC, a global Tier One automotive supplier specializing in the design, engineering and manufacturing of advanced mobility system solutions, from August 2019 to September
2019. Mr. Richardville served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of International Automotive Components Group, SA (“IAC”), a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim, from April 2012 to December 2019. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Richardville served as vice president and global corporate controller for IAC. Prior to joining IAC, Mr. Richardville held various finance positions with Lear Corporation, Wesley Industries, Inc., MSX International, Inc. and Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. from 1999 to 2007.
Mr. Richardville’s compensation did not change in connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Richardville will continue to: (i) receive his salary at his current annual base rate of $270,000.00; (ii) be eligible to receive an annual short-term cash incentive award based on the performance of the Company, which is targeted at 40% of his base salary for 2020; and (iii) be eligible to receive an annual long-term incentive award under the Company’s Amended and Restated 2015 Equity and Incentive Compensation Plan, which has a target value of 40% of his base salary for 2020. To the extent required, the Company will file an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K disclosing any material change to Mr. Richardville’s compensation in connection with his appointment.
In connection with Mr. Richardville’s appointment as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Richard J. Jok, who is currently on medical leave and has been serving as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer since December 13, 2019, will return to his role as the Company’s Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis. Matthew J. Meyer will continue to serve as the Company’s principal financial officer through the filing of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 (the “2019 Form 10-K”). Mr. Richardville will assume the role of the Company’s principal financial officer immediately following the filing of the 2019 Form 10-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is furnished herewith:
Horizon Global Corp Exhibit
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About Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE:HZN)
Horizon Global Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of a range of custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products serving the automotive aftermarket, retail and original equipment (OE) channels. The Company operates through two segments: Cequent Americas and Cequent APEA. The Cequent Americas segment consists of two operating segments: Cequent Performance Products (CPP), a manufacturer of aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) towing and trailering products and accessories, and Cequent Consumer Products (CCP), a provider of towing, trailering, vehicle protection and cargo management solutions serving the end user through retailers. The Cequent Americas segment has operates in North America, and its towing and trailering-related products are sold through retail, aftermarket and OE channels. The Cequent APEA segment focuses its sales and manufacturing efforts outside of the Americas, operating in Australia.
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