Increases available liquidity; positive impact on cash flow
projected to be approximately $5 million per year
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 30, 2017--
Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH), parent company of Lantheus
Medical Imaging, Inc. (collectively, “Lantheus” or “the Company”),
today announced the closing of a new $275 million term loan facility
(the “new term loan”) and a new $75 million five-year cash-flow revolver
facility (the “CFR”).
Net proceeds from the new term loan, together with approximately $15
million of cash on hand, were used to retire the remaining outstanding
principal balance on the Company’s previous $365 million term loan
facility and pay accrued interest and related fees and expenses
attributable to the transaction.
The new term loan has an interest rate of LIBOR + 4.50% and retains the
prior term loan’s maturity date of June 2022 as well as its 1% mandatory
amortization per year, adjusted to reflect the new principal amount. The
new term loan was issued at an original issue discount of 99.75%.
The CFR is priced at LIBOR + 3.50% and replaces the $50 million asset
backed loan (“ABL”) facility, which was undrawn at the time of closing
of the refinancing. The CFR carries the same 0.375% unused line fee as
the ABL and has an extended maturity date of March 2022. Funds available
under the CFR may be used for working capital and other general
“We remain committed to enhancing the Company’s capital structure,”
commented Jack Crowley, Chief Financial Officer of Lantheus. “This
transaction improves our credit profile, provides additional liquidity
and gives the flexibility needed to effectively capitalize upon our
strategic initiatives. As of closing, our leverage ratio continues to
improve, and we believe the reduction in interest rate and amortization
payments will provide a positive impact on cash flow of approximately $5
million per year over the life of the facility.”
The transaction was led by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., with Citizens
Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acting as joint lead
About Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
(“LMI”), a global leader in the development, manufacture and
commercialization of innovative diagnostic imaging agents and products.
LMI provides a broad portfolio of products, including the
echocardiography contrast agent DEFINITY® Vial for
(Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension; TechneLite®
(Technetium Tc99m Generator), a technetium-based generator that provides
the essential medical isotope used in nuclear medicine procedures; and
Xenon (Xenon Xe 133 Gas), an inhaled radiopharmaceutical imaging agent
used to evaluate pulmonary function and for imaging the lungs. The
Company is headquartered in North Billerica, Massachusetts with offices
in Puerto Rico and Canada. For more information, visit www.lantheus.com.
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