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Bank of America Agents $300MM Credit Agreement for Conagra Brands

February 28, 2018, 07:13 AM

Conagra Brands, Inc. entered into a Term Loan Agreement with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and lender. The Credit Agreement provides for term loans to the Company in an aggregate principal amount not in excess of $300.0million.

On February 26, 2018, the Company borrowed the full amount of the $300.0million term loan facility available under the Credit Agreement. The Company used the proceeds from this borrowing to make a voluntary pension plan contribution in the amount of $300.0million.

The term loan facility provided for under the Credit Agreement matures one year after the funding of the term loans thereunder, or February26, 2019, and is unsecured. The term loans will bear interest at, at the Company’s election, either (a)LIBOR plus 0.75% or (b)the alternate base rate, described in the Credit Agreement as the greatest of (i)Bank of America’s prime rate, (ii)the federal funds rate plus 0.50% and (iii)one-month LIBOR plus 1.00%. The Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants for unsecured investment grade credit facilities of this type and financial covenants requiring a maximum leverage ratio and a minimum interest coverage ratio. The Company may voluntarily prepay term loans under the Credit Agreement, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty.

The Credit Agreement contains events of default customary for unsecured investment grade credit facilities with corresponding grace periods. If an event of default occurs and is continuing, the lenders may terminate and/or suspend their obligations to make loans under the Credit Agreement and/or accelerate amounts due under the Credit Agreement and exercise other rights and remedies. In the case of certain events of default related to insolvency and receivership, the commitments of the lenders will be automatically terminated and all outstanding obligations of the Company will become immediately due and payable.

The lender under the Credit Agreement (and its respective subsidiaries or affiliates) has in the past provided, is currently providing or may in the future provide, investment banking, cash management, underwriting, lending, commercial banking, trust, leasing services, foreign exchange and other advisory services to, or engage in transactions with, the Company and its subsidiaries or affiliates. This party has received, and may in the future receive, customary compensation from the Company and its subsidiaries or affiliates, for such services.

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