World Fuel Services ups credit facility to $1.8bn

Terms extended to July 2024.



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Updated on 24 Jul 2019 09:31 GMT

World Fuel Services Corporation has announced that it has amended its unsecured credit facility, increasing the overall facility to $1.8bn and extending the terms to July 2024.

"As a result of this transaction, which was significantly oversubscribed, we have further enhanced our financial flexibility, providing additional low-cost capital to re-invest in our business, execute on strategic acquisitions and return capital to our shareholders," stated Ira M. Birns, executive vice president and chief financial officer of World Fuel Services Corporation. "The amended facility also provides immediate cost savings further supporting our ongoing cost management initiatives."

Glenn Klevitz, vice president, treasurer and investor relations, remarked: "We truly appreciate the commitment and support we have received from our banking partners and their continued confidence in World Fuel's overall financial strength and future growth opportunities."

Bank of America, N.A. has acted as the administrative agent in connection with the transaction, whilst BofA Securities, Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., TD Bank, N.A., HSBC Bank USA, National Association, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, have served as joint lead arrangers.