Autoliv Signs Revolving Credit Facility
(Stockholm, April 18, 2011) - - Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIV) – the worldwide leader in automotive safety – has entered into a new $1.1 billion multi-currency revolving credit facility agreement with a group of 14 banks. The facility has a five-year maturity, with extension options for up to two more years. The new agreement is for general corporate purposes - including the refinancing of our existing $1.1 billion syndicated facility, which matures in November 2012.
Autoliv is pleased to announce that the refinancing of its core $1,100-million credit facility has been successfully closed, with a significant oversubscription from new and existing lenders.
The active bookrunners, co-ordinators and mandated lead arrangers are Mizuho, Nordea and SEB. The other bookrunning mandated lead arrangers are BTMU, ING and Société Générale. The lead arrangers are DnB Nor, HSBC, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. The arrangers are Bank of China, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank and Northern Trust. The banking group reflects Autoliv’s strengthened position in Asia with four Asian banks participating.
Hannes Wadell, Autoliv’s Treasurer, commented: “We are very pleased with the great success of this transaction, which achieved a 100% hit rate in syndication with existing and several new lenders, demonstrating the confidence that the credit market has in our company”. “Our financial performance, evidenced by our strong investment grade credit rating, continues to pay-off for us” added Mats Wallin, CFO of Autoliv.
This financial commitment does not have any financial covenants, i.e. performance-related restrictions, as with all of the existing principal debt arrangements of Autoliv, Inc.
The entire documentation will be filed with SEC at www.sec.gov.
Mats Wallin, CFO and Vice President of Finance, Autoliv Inc. Tel. +46 8 587 20 619
Hannes Wadell, Treasurer, Autoliv Inc. Tel. +46 8 587 20 655
Autoliv Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has 80 facilities with more than 43,000 employees in 29 countries. In addition, the Company has ten technical centers in nine countries around the world, with 21 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2010 grew to by 40% to nearly US $7.2 billion. The Company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit our company website at www.autoliv.com
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