JGWPT Holdings Inc. Announces Amendment to its Credit Agreement
December 09, 2013
RADNOR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JGWPT Holdings Inc. (“JGWPT”) (NYSE: JGW) today announced that its subsidiary Orchard Acquisition Company, LLC entered into a Second Amendment to its Credit Agreement (the “Amendment”). The Amendment (i) reduced the applicable margin on the initial term loans from 6.50% to 5.00% for Base Rate Loans and from 7.50% to 6.00% for Eurodollar Loans and (ii) reduced the interest rate floor on the initial term loans from 2.50% to 2.00% for Base Rate Loans and from 1.50% to 1.00% for Eurodollars Loans.
Additionally, the Amendment modified the call protection and extended the period through February 7, 2015. Thereafter there are prepayment premiums of 103% through February 7, 2016 and 101.5% through February 7, 2017 applicable for voluntary prepayments. In connection with the amendment, the Company made a repayment of $123 million on its Credit Agreement with proceeds from its initial public offering on November 8, 2013.
The maturity date for the Term Loan remains in February 2019 and no changes were made to the financial covenants or scheduled amortization.
“Based on current market conditions, the repricing represents a reduction in interest expense of 200 basis points and when combined with the paydown is expected to reduce annual cash interest payments by approximately $20 million,” said the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, John Schwab.
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About JGWPT Holdings Inc.
JGWPT focuses on key sectors, including structured settlement payment purchasing, annuity payment purchasing, lottery payment purchasing and pre-settlement funding. Through our two market leading and highly recognizable brands, J.G. Wentworth and Peachtree Financial Solutions, we have purchased over $9.1 billion of future structured settlement payment streams from our customers.
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