LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS HOLDINGS, INC. (NASDAQ:LIND) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 8, 2018, Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) and its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Borrower”) entered into a senior secured credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Citibank, N.A., London Branch (“Citi”) and Eksportkreditt Norge AS (together with Citi, the “Lenders”). to the Credit Agreement, the Lenders have agreed to make available to the Borrower, at the Borrower’s option and subject to certain conditions, a loan in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $107,694,892 for the purpose of providing financing for up to 80% of the purchase price of the Company’s new expedition ice-class cruise vessel targeted to be completed in January 2020. Seventy percent of the loan will be guaranteed by Garantiinstituttet for eksportkreditt (“GIEK”), the official export credit agency of Norway. If drawn upon, the loan will be made at the time of delivery of the vessel.
At the Borrower’s election, the loan will bear interest either at a fixed interest rate effectively equal to 5.78% or a floating interest rate equal to three-month LIBOR plus a margin of 3.00% per annum. The loan will amortize quarterly based on a twelve-year profile, with 70% maturing over twelve years from drawdown, and 30% maturing over five years from drawdown. The loan will be secured by a first priority mortgage over the new vessel and the assignment of related insurances. The Credit Agreement also contains customary events of default and mandatory prepayment events for, among other things, non-payment, breach of covenants, default on certain other indebtedness, certain large judgments and a change of control of the Company or the Borrower. In addition to paying interest on any outstanding loans under the facility, the Borrower is required to pay customary coordination, arrangement, agency, collateral and commitment fees. Amounts drawn under the Credit Agreement may be voluntarily prepaid at any time subject to customary breakage costs. All obligations of the Borrower under the Credit Agreement are guaranteed by the Company.
The foregoing description of the provisions of the Credit Agreement is summary in nature and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full and complete terms of the Credit Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending March 31, 2018.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The disclosure required by this item is included in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.