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Caterpillar Inc.: Files Form 8-K - Credit Agreement

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Caterpillar Inc.: Files Form 8-K - Credit Agreement

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Washington, D.C.  20549

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORM

8-K

 

 

 

 

 

Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

September 8, 2020

CATERPILLAR INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

1-768

37-0602744

 

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 (Commission File Number)

 (I.R.S Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

510 Lake Cook Road,

Suite 100,

Deerfield,

Illinois

60015

 

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:

(224)

551-4000

Former name or former address, if changed since last report:

N/A

             

 

 

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Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 

 

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol (s)

Name of each exchange which registered

Common Stock ($1.00 par value)

CAT

The New York Stock Exchange

9 3/8% Debentures due March 15, 2021

CAT21

The New York Stock Exchange

8% Debentures due February 15, 2023

CAT23

The New York Stock Exchange

5.3% Debentures due September 15, 2035

CAT35

The New York Stock Exchange

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined by Rule 405 of the Securities Act of

1933 (17 CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period

 

for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

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Item 1.01   Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

 

On September 3, 2020 Caterpillar Inc. ("Caterpillar") entered into a Credit Agreement (the "364-Day Facility") among Caterpillar and Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation ("Cat Financial"), Caterpillar International Finance Designated Activity Company ("CIF") and Caterpillar Finance Kabushiki Kaisha ("CFKK" and, together with Caterpillar, Cat Financial and CIF, the "Borrowers"), certain financial institutions named therein (the "Banks"), Citibank, N.A. (the "Agent"), Citibank Europe PLC, UK Branch (the "Local Currency Agent") and MUFG Bank, Ltd. (the "Japan Local Currency Agent"), which provides an unsecured revolving credit facility to the Borrowers in an aggregate amount of up to $3.15 billion (the "364-Day Aggregate Commitment") that expires on September 2, 2021. In addition, on September 3, 2020, Cat Financial, CIF, Local Currency Banks (as defined in the 364-Day Facility), the Agent and the Local Currency Agent, entered into a Local Currency Addendum that enables CIF to borrow in certain approved currencies including Pounds Sterling and Euros in an aggregate amount up to the equivalent of $100 million, and Cat Financial, CFKK, the Japan Local Currency Banks (as defined in the 364-Day Facility), the Agent and the Japan Local Currency Agent entered into a Japan Local Currency Addendum that enables CFKK to borrow Japanese Yen in an aggregate amount up to the equivalent of $100 million, as part of the 364-Day Aggregate Commitment. The 364-Day Facility replaces Caterpillar's prior 364-Day Facility, which was entered into on September 5, 2019.

 

The 364-Day Facility is available for general corporate purposes. As of the date hereof, the Borrowers have not drawn on the 364-Day Facility.

 

The 364-Day Facility contains certain representations and warranties, covenants and events of default, including financial covenants. Under the 364-Day Facility, Caterpillar is required to maintain consolidated net worth not less than $9 billion at all times. Caterpillar's consolidated net worth is defined as the consolidated stockholder's equity including preferred stock but excluding the pension and other post-retirement benefits balance within Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). Cat Financial is required to maintain an interest coverage ratio above 1.15 to 1, where the interest coverage ratio is defined as the ratio of (1) profit excluding income taxes, interest expense and net gain/(loss) from interest rate derivatives to (2) interest expense, calculated at the end of each calendar quarter for the rolling four quarter period then most recently ended. Cat Financial is also required to maintain a leverage ratio (consolidated debt to consolidated net worth) not greater than 10.0 to 1, calculated (1) on a monthly basis as the average of the leverage ratios determined on the last day of each of the six preceding calendar months and (2) on each December 31. Drawings under the 364-Day Facility are also subject to conditions precedent and the payment of certain facility fees.

 

Certain of the lenders and agents party to the 364-Day Facility, as well as certain of their respective affiliates, have performed, and may in the future perform, for Caterpillar and its subsidiaries, various commercial banking, investment banking, underwriting and other financial advisory services, for which they have received and may in the future receive customary fees and expenses.

 

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by the terms and provisions of the 364-Day Facility, the Local Currency Addendum and Japan Local Currency Addendum which are filed as an exhibit to this report and incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

Item 2.03  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet

  Arrangement of a Registrant

 

The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this report is hereby incorporated in this Item 2.03 by reference.

 

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 (d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

 

 

 

 

Number

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.1

364-Day Facility

10.2

Local Currency Addendum to 364-Day Facility

10.3

Japan Local Currency Addendum to 364-Day Facility

 

 

 

 

 

104

The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.

 

 

 SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

CATERPILLAR INC.

 

 

 

 

September 8, 2020

By:

/s/ Suzette M. Long

 

 

Suzette M. Long

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel                                 & Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Langue : Français
Entreprise : Caterpillar Inc.
510 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100
60015 Deerfield, Illinois
États-Unis
Téléphone : 224-551-4000
Internet : www.caterpillar.com
ISIN : US1491231015
Ticker Euronext : CATR
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