NABORS INDUSTRIES LTD. (NYSE:NBR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 9.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October11, 2018, Nabors Industries,Inc. (“Nabors Delaware”) and Nabors Drilling Canada Limited (“Nabors Canada”), each a wholly owned subsidiary of Nabors Industries Ltd. (the “Company”), and the Company entered into a credit agreement (the “2018 Credit Agreement”), among themselves, the Revolving Guarantors (as defined below) and other guarantors from time to time party thereto, HSBC Bank Canada, as the Canadian lender (the “Canadian Lender”), the issuing banks (the “Issuing Banks”) and other lenders party thereto (the “US Lenders” and, together with the Canadian Lender, the “Lenders”) and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent solely for the US Lenders and not for the Canadian Lender. Under the 2018 Credit Agreement, Citibank, N.A., Mizuho Bank,LTD. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as joint lead arrangers and bookrunners.
In connection with the 2018 Credit Agreement, on October11, 2018, Nabors Delaware entered into Amendment No.3 to its existing credit agreement dated November29, 2012, among itself, the Company, Nabors Canada, the Canadian Lender, the other lenders party thereto, Citibank, N.A., and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as successor administrative agent (the “Amendment”). The Amendment, among other things, provides for Citibank, N.A.’s resignation as administrative agent and the appointment of Wilmington Trust, National Association as administrative agent, reduces the overall commitments available to $666,250,000 and provides for certain lenders to exit the facility. The existing credit facility matures on July14, 2020.
Under the 2018 Credit Agreement, the Lenders have committed to provide up to an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not in excess of $1,267,000,000 to Nabors Delaware (or Nabors Canada, as applicable) under an unsecured revolving credit facility which provides for the following: (i)the US Lenders have committed to provide up to an aggregate principal amount of revolving loans at any time outstanding not in excess of $1,227,000,000 to Nabors Delaware including sub-facilities provided by certain of the US Lenders for (A)letters of credit in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not in excess of $300,000,000, and (B)swingline loans in an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not in excess of $120,000,000, and (ii)the Canadian Lender has committed to provide up to an aggregate principal amount at any time outstanding not in excess of $40,000,000, which can be drawn upon in either U.S. or Canadian dollar borrowings, to Nabors Canada. The commitments will be guaranteed by Nabors Canada, the Company, Nabors International Management Limited, Nabors Drilling Technologies USA,Inc., Nabors Lux 2 and each other subsidiary that from time to time delivers a guaranty to the 2018 Credit Agreement (the “Revolver Guarantors”). The facility matures on the earlier of (a)October11, 2023 and (b)July19, 2022, if any of Nabors Delaware’s existing 5.5% senior notes due January2023 remain outstanding as of such date.
At the request of Nabors Delaware, each Issuing Bank will issue standby letters of credit in a minimum face amount of $100,000. Nabors Delaware will pay a letter of credit fee, payable on a quarterly basis, equal to the applicable interest margin for the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) borrowings (which with respect to performance letters of credit will be multiplied by 0.50) multiplied by the daily amount of aggregate L/C Exposure (as defined in the 2018 Credit Agreement) during such quarter. In addition, in connection with each letter of credit, Nabors Delaware will pay to each Issuing Bank (i)such Issuing Bank’s standard issuance and administrative fees and expenses and (ii)a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate of 0.125% per annum on the average daily amount of letter of credit exposure.
US dollar-denominated borrowings under the 2018 Credit Agreement bear interest, at Nabors Delaware’s option (except that all swingline borrowings will accrue interest based on the “Base Rate” (as defined below)), at either (i)the “Base Rate” plus the applicable interest margin, calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 365 or 366 days and payable quarterly in arrears or (ii)interest periods of one, two, three or six months at an annual rate equal to LIBOR for the corresponding deposits of U.S. dollars, plus the applicable interest margin. The “Base Rate” is defined, for any day, as a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the highest of (a)the Federal Funds Rate, as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, plus 1/2 of 1.00%, (b)the prime commercial lending rate of Citibank, N.A., and (c)LIBOR for an interest period of one-month beginning on such day plus 1.00%.
Canadian dollar-denominated borrowings under the 2018 Credit Agreement will bear interest at the “Canadian Prime Rate” (as defined below) plus the applicable interest margin, calculated on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 365 days and payable quarterly in arrears. The “Canadian Prime Rate” is defined, for any day, as the greater of (i)the rate of interest per annum established by the Canadian Lender from time to time as a reference rate of interest for determination of interest rates that the Canadian Lender charges for Canadian dollar loans made by it in Canada and (ii)the average one month bankers’ acceptance rate shown at 10 a.m.(Toronto time) for any date of determination (or the immediately preceding day such rate is available if such rate is not available on such date) on the CDOR Pagedisplay of Reuters Monitor Money Rates Service plus 1.00% per annum.