Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Line of Credit

Line of Credit
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
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On November 21, 2019, the Company entered into a $500.0 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility, which matures on November 21, 2024 (the “2019 Credit Agreement”), with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and joint lead arranger, HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as joint lead arrangers, and other lenders. The 2019 Credit Agreement replaced the Company’s then existing $250.0 million loan and security agreement dated June 30, 2015 with Bank of America, N.A., MUFG Union Bank, N.A. and HSBC Bank USA, National Association that was set to expire on June 30, 2020. The 2019 Credit Agreement may be increased by up to $250.0 million under certain conditions and provides for the issuance of letters of credit up to a maximum of $100.0 million and swingline loans up to a maximum of $25.0 million.   The Company may use the proceeds from the 2019 Credit Agreement for working capital and other lawful corporate purposes. At the Company’s option, any loan (other than swingline loans) will bear interest at a rate equal to (a) LIBOR plus an applicable margin between 1.125% and 1.625% based upon the Company’s Total Adjusted Net Leverage Ratio (as defined in the 2019 Credit Agreement) or (b) a base rate (defined as the highest of (i) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.50%, (ii) the Bank of America prime rate and (iii) LIBOR plus 1.00%) plus an applicable margin between 0.125% and 0.625% based upon the Company’s Total Adjusted Net Leverage Ratio.  Any swingline loan will bear interest at the base rate. The Company will pay a variable commitment fee of between 0.125% and 0.25% of the actual daily unused amount of each lender’s commitment, and will also pay a variable letter of credit fee of between 1.125% and 1.625% on the maximum amount available to be drawn under each issued and outstanding letter of credit, both of which are based upon the Company’s Total Adjusted Net Leverage Ratio.  The 2019 Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants for credit facilities of this type, including covenants that limit the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to, among other things, incur debt, grant liens, make certain acquisitions, dispose of assets, effect a change of control of the Company, make certain restricted payments including certain dividends and stock redemptions, make certain investments or loans, enter into certain transactions with affiliates and certain prohibited uses of proceeds. The 2019 Credit Agreement also requires that the total adjusted net leverage ratio not exceed 3.75, except in the event of an acquisition in which case the ratio may be increased at the Company’s election to 4.25 for the quarter in which such acquisition occurs and for the next three quarters thereafter. The 2019 Credit Agreement provides for customary events of default including payment defaults, breaches of representations or warranties or covenants, cross defaults with certain other indebtedness to third parties, certain judgments/awards/orders, a change of control, bankruptcy and insolvency events, inability to pay debts, ERISA defaults, and invalidity or impairment of the 2019 Credit Agreement or any loan documentation related thereto, with, in certain circumstances, cure periods. Certain of the lenders party to the 2019 Credit Agreement, and their respective affiliates, have performed, and may in the future perform for the Company and the Company’s subsidiaries, various commercial banking, investment banking, underwriting and other financial advisory services, for which they have received, and will receive, customary fees and expenses. The Company paid origination, arrangement and legal fees of $1.6 million on the 2019 Credit Agreement, which are being amortized to interest expense over the five-year life of the facility. As of December 31, 2019, there was no amount outstanding under the Company’s 2019 Credit Agreement. The remaining balance in short-term borrowings as of December 31, 2019 is related to the Company’s international operations.