ANAHEIM, Calif.--Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN), a provider of professional technical and consulting services, today announced that it has entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with BMO Harris Bank, N.A. that expands the Company’s available borrowing capacity. The new Credit Agreement consists of a $35.0 million, three-year revolving line of credit. Subject to satisfying certain conditions described in the Credit Agreement, the Company may request that BMO increase the aggregate amount under the revolving line of credit by up to $25.0 million, for a total facility size of $60.0 million, although BMO is not obligated to do so.
“We thank BMO Harris Bank for their support over the last three years, and their willingness to support our vision,” said Tom Brisbin, Willdan’s Chairman and CEO. “The access to additional financing will enhance our ability to continue executing on our growth strategy, which has created significant value for our shareholders.”
Willdan provides professional consulting and technical services to utilities, public agencies and private industry throughout the United States. Willdan's service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, financial and economic consulting, and national preparedness. Willdan provides integrated technical solutions to extend the reach and resources of its clients, and provides all services through its subsidiaries specialized in each segment. For additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.
Statements in this press release that are not purely historical, including statements regarding Willdan's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, estimates, plans or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risk that Willdan will not be able to continue the growth it has experienced in recent years. It is important to note that Willdan's actual results could differ materially from those in any such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, a slowdown in the local and regional economies of the states where Willdan conducts business and the loss of or inability to hire additional qualified professionals. Willdan's business could be affected by a number of other factors, including the risk factors listed from time to time in Willdan's SEC reports including, but not limited to, the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended January 1, 2016. Willdan cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Willdan disclaims any obligation to, and does not undertake to, update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release.