Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Credit Agreement Amendment Providing Extended Financial Covenant Relief And Additional Liquidity
June 5, 2020 (Press Release) - Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that, in working with its lenders under its Senior Secured Credit Agreement, it has entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) under which, among other changes, the lenders have agreed to relax the financial covenants through 2022. In addition, the Amendment provides additional liquidity to the Company by reducing the minimum availability the Company is required to maintain under its revolving credit facility. The Amendment added a 1 percent LIBOR floor and lenders were paid a customary fee as consideration for their consent to the Amendment.
“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was prudent to obtain additional financial flexibility to ensure continued compliance with our covenants,” said Paul G. Boynton, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe we now have the runway to manage the business through these challenging conditions, enabling us to continue to service our customers and emerge a stronger and more profitable organization.”
Rayonier Advanced Materials is a global leader of cellulose-based technologies, including high purity cellulose specialties, a natural polymer commonly found in filters, food, pharmaceuticals and other industrial applications. The Company also manufactures products for lumber, paper and packaging markets. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, Rayonier Advanced Materials employs approximately 4,000 people and generates approximately $1.8 billion of revenues. For further information, visit: www.rayonieram.com.
SOURCE: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.