ULTRA PETROLEUM CORP. (OTCMKTS:UPLMQ) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
As previously disclosed, on April 12, 2017, Ultra Resources, Inc. (Ultra Resources), the borrower and a subsidiary of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (the Company), entered into that certain Credit Agreement (as amended through December 21, 2018, the Credit Agreement), with the Company and UP Energy Corporation, as parent guarantors, Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent (the Agent), and the other lenders party thereto (collectively, the Lenders), providing for the Companys revolving credit facility (the Credit Facility).
On September 16, 2019, Ultra Resources entered into a Fifth Amendment to Credit Agreement (the Fifth Amendment) with the Agent and the Lenders party thereto. to the Fifth Amendment and the fall borrowing base redetermination, the Borrowing Base (as defined in the Credit Agreement) was reduced to $1.175 billion, with $200 million attributed to the Credit Agreement. The $200 million commitment for the Credit Facility automatically reduces to $120 million on February 29, 2020, concurrently with the anticipated paydown of outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility. The next scheduled semi-annual borrowing base redetermination is in the spring of 2020.
The Fifth Amendment also provides for, among other items, the following changes to certain covenants and other provisions of the Credit Agreement:
The foregoing description of the Fifth Amendment does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the full text of the Fifth Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference in this Item 1.01.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibits hereto, include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Any statement, including any opinions, forecasts, projections or other statements, other than statements of historical fact, are or may be forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements herein are reasonable, the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct and actual results may differ materially from those projected or reflected in such statements. Certain risks and uncertainties inherent in the Companys business as well as risks and uncertainties related to its operational and financial results are set forth in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), particularly in the section entitled Risk Factors included in the Companys most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, its most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and from time to time in other filings made by the Company with the SEC. Some of these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Companys ability to decrease its leverage or fixed charges, increased competition, the timing and extent of changes in prices for oil and gas, particularly in the areas where the Company owns properties, conducts operations, and markets its production, as well as the timing and extent of the Companys success in discovering, developing, producing and estimating oil and gas reserves, weather and government regulation, and the availability of oil field services, personnel and equipment. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future results or otherwise.