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Resolute Energy Amends Credit Facility, Announces Term Loan

January 05, 2015, 07:47 AM
Filed Under: Energy

Resolute Energy Corporation announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with respect to a $150 million second lien secured term loan with Highbridge Principal Strategies and has also amended its senior revolving credit facility.

The company's second lien facility matures no later than November 2019 and permits Resolute to issue up to $200 million of additional second lien debt for 60 days following the initial closing.  In connection with the second lien financing transaction, the Company also amended its senior revolving credit facility.  The initial conforming borrowing base under the amended senior revolving credit facility was set at $330 million and certain other amendments were made, including eliminating the total debt-to-EBITDA covenant and conforming the covenant package in the senior revolving credit facility to that of the new second lien facility.

Net proceeds from the second lien facility loan, anticipated to be approximately $134 million after payment of transaction-related fees, expenses and discounts, will be used to repay a portion of the outstanding borrowings under the Company's senior revolving credit facility.  The new second lien term loan has materially enhanced the company's current liquidity position.

BMO Capital Markets acted as sole arranger for the second lien facility.

Pursuant to the terms of the second lien facility, the company has exercised its option to pay interest at adjusted LIBOR plus 10%, with a 1% LIBOR floor.  The covenants in the second lien facility and the amended senior revolving credit facility require, among other things, maintenance of certain ratios, measured on a quarterly basis, as follows: (i) secured debt to EBITDA of no more than 3.5 to 1.0, (ii) PV-10 of total proved reserves to total secured debt of at least 1.1 to 1.0, rising over time to 1.5 to 1.0, and (iii) PV-10 of proved developed reserves to total secured debt of at least 1.0 to 1.0.

The company may prepay all or a portion of the second lien facility at any time.  The second lien facility is subject to mandatory prepayments of 75% of the net cash proceeds from asset sales, subject to a limited right to reinvest proceeds in oil and gas activities.  Prepayments made out of proceeds from asset sales are not subject to prepayment premiums.  Mandatory repayments are required of 100% of  the net cash proceeds of certain debt or equity issuances. Such prepayments are subject to a premium of between 10% declining to 2% during the first 36 months after closing.  To the extent not otherwise achieved, aggregate repayments that substantially pay off principal amounts under the second lien facility shall include an additional payment sufficient to ensure that the lenders achieve a 1.25 to 1.0 minimum multiple of their invested capital.

Resolute is an independent oil and gas company focused on the acquisition, exploration, exploitation and development of oil and gas properties, with a particular emphasis on liquids-focused, long-lived onshore U.S. opportunities.  Resolute's producing properties are located in the Paradox Basin in Utah, the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.

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