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Catalyst Paper Refinances $75M of Debt Related to Energy JV

July 21, 2009 - Catalyst Paper said that its hydro joint venture, Powell River Energy Inc., has successfully raised $95 million of first mortgage bonds maturing in July 2016 to refinance $75 million of non-recourse debt due on July 24, 2009.

The new bonds are priced at an interest rate of 6.45%, payable semi-annually, Catalyst said.

The deal is scheduled to close on July 24, 2009.

Catalyst said that it holds a 50 percent interest in Powell River Energy Inc. with Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund holding an equivalent stake.

After fees and other expenses, the additional $18 million in funds raised in this refinancing is to be distributed equally to the joint venture partners, Catalyst added.

SOURCE: Catalyst Paper




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