PHILADELPHIA, - FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced that it has executed $3.5 billion of unsecured credit agreements with lenders to facilitate its agreement to acquire all the outstanding equity of Cheminova A/S.
"This financing commitment is an important step in our acquisition and integration of Cheminova," said Pierre Brondeau, FMC's president, CEO and chairman. "We were gratified by the strong support provided by our 26 banks, which substantially over-subscribed the syndication."
FMC entered into the new credit agreements on October 10, 2014. A new term loan agreement provides up to $2 billion of senior unsecured loans that can be drawn to finance the acquisition of Cheminova, to pay associated fees and expenses, and to support other transactions related to the acquisition. The term loan facility will have a termination date five years after it is drawn for the acquisition. FMC also amended and extended the term of its $1.5 billion revolving credit agreement which now expires on October 10, 2019. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated acted as joint lead arrangers.
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