TLALNEPANTLA DE BAZ, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: MEXCHEM*) (“The Company” or “Mexichem”) announces that it has signed a credit facility with BBVA-Bancomer of up to $200 million dollars. The resources of this credit facility will be used to complete Netafim’s acquisition and could substitute the use of the revolving credit facility, as previously announced, given more competitive conditions.
The most relevant terms of the credit agreements are:
- Maturity: 12-months from the borrowing date.
- Annualized interest rate: 3-month Libor + 80.5 basis points.
- Interest payment period: Quarterly
- No penalty for prepayments.
- Guarantors: Subsidiaries that represent at least 50% of Mexichem’s Consolidated EBITDA.
- Financial Covenants: Net Debt to EBITDA < 3.0x / Interest Coverage > 3.0x.
- Others: Unsecured pari passu to Mexichem’s debt.
Mexichem is a global leader in plastic piping, one of the most cost-efficient PVC producer and one of the world’s largest chemical and petrochemical companies. Mexichem contributes to global development by delivering an extended portfolio of products to high growth sectors such as infrastructure, housing, Datacom, water management, among others. With operations in over 30 countries, Mexichem’s global footprint includes more than 18,000 employees, 120 plants, 2 fluorite mines, 15 R&D laboratories and 8 training academies. Mexichem has annual revenues of US$5.4 billion, it has over 50 years of history and more than 30 years trading on the Mexican Stock Exchange. The company is member of the Mexican Stock Exchange Sustainability Index and the sustainability emerging markets index FTSE4Good.
In addition to historical information, this press release contains "forward-looking" statements that reflect management's expectations for the future. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “hope,” “have the intention of,” “might,” “plan,” “should” and similar expressions generally indicate comments on expectations. The final results may be materially different from current expectations due to several factors, which include, but are not limited to, global and local changes in politics, the economy, business, competition, market and regulatory factors, cyclical trends in relevant sectors; as well as other factors that are highlighted under the title “Risk Factors” on the annual report submitted by Mexichem to the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV). The forward-looking statements included herein represent Mexichem’s views as of the date of this press release. Mexichem undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason unless required by law.”
Mexichem has implemented a new Code of Ethics that rules its relationships with its employees, clients, suppliers and general groups. Mexichem’s Code of Ethics is available for consulting in the following link: http://www.mexichem.com/Codigo_de_etica.html. Additionally, Mexichem Audit Committee established a mechanism of contact, which allows that any person that knows the unfulfillment of operational and accounting records guidelines and lack of internal controls of the Code of Ethics, from the Company itself or from the subsidiaries that this controls, file a complaint which is anonymously guaranteed. The whistleblower program is facilitated by a third party. The telephone number in Mexico is 01-800-062-12-03. The website is http://www.ethic-line.com/mexichem and contact e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Mexichem’s Audit Committee will be notified of all complaints for immediate investigation.