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Caterpillar Inc.: Files Form 8-K - Credit Agreement
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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
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Document : Caterpillar Inc.: Files Form 8-K - Credit Agreement
|Entreprise :||Caterpillar Inc.|
|510 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100|
|60015 Deerfield, Illinois|
|Ticker Euronext :||CATR|
|Catégorie AMF :||Informations privilégiées / Autres communiqués|
|EQS News ID :||1129539|
|Fin du communiqué||EQS News-Service|
1129539 09-Sep-2020 CET/CEST