SPARTAN MOTORS, INC. (NASDAQ:SPAR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

SPARTAN MOTORS, INC. (NASDAQ:SPAR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

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Item 2.03Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation of a Registrant

On August 8, 2018, Spartan Motors, Inc. (the "Company") entered into a Credit Agreement (the "Credit Agreement") by and among the Company, certain subsidiaries of the Company, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent ("Wells Fargo"), and the lenders party thereto consisting of Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and PNC Bank, N.A. (the "Lenders"). Under the Credit Agreement, we may borrow up to $150 million from the Lenders under a five-year secured revolving credit facility. We may also request an increase in the facility of up to $75 million in the aggregate, subject to customary conditions. The credit facility is also available for the issuance of letters of credit of up to $20 million and swing line loans of up to $15 million, subject to certain limitations and restrictions. Interest rates on borrowings under the credit facility are based on either (i) the highest of the prime rate, the federal funds effective rate from time to time plus 0.5%, or the one month adjusted London interbank market rate ("LIBOR") plus 1.0%; or (ii) adjusted LIBOR plus a margin based upon our ratio of debt to earnings from time to time. The Credit Agreement contains certain customary representations and covenants, including performance-based financial covenants on our part, which may limit our available borrowings under our line of credit. The Credit Agreement also prohibits us from incurring additional indebtedness; limits certain acquisitions, investments, advances or loans; limits our ability to pay dividends in certain circumstances; and restricts substantial asset sales. The credit facility matures August 8, 2023.


Spartan Motors, Inc. is an engineer and manufacturer in the heavy-duty, custom vehicles marketplace. The Company operates through three segments: Emergency Response Vehicles, Delivery and Service Vehicles, and Specialty Chassis and Vehicles. The Company’s Emergency Response Vehicles segment engineers and manufactures emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and aerial equipment. The Delivery and Service Vehicles segment manufactures delivery and service vehicles through the Company’s subsidiary, Utilimaster Corporation (Utilimaster). The Company’s Specialty Chassis and Vehicles segment consists of the operations of Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc. (Spartan Chassis) that engineer and manufacture motor home chassis, defense vehicles and other specialty chassis, and distribute related aftermarket parts and assemblies. The Company markets its products under brands, such as Spartan ERV, Aeromaster, Trademaster, Metromaster and Utilivan.

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