On 24 July 2018 Kendrion entered into a new five-year EUR 150 million multicurrency revolving loan facility with a consortium of three lenders (ING Bank, Deutsche Bank and HSBC) to refinance the majority of its existing financing arrangements. The arrangement includes an (accordion) option to increase the facility by a maximum of EUR 75 million and the possibility to attract additional alternative sources of debt funding in the future. The facility may be utilised for general corporate purposes, including the financing of acquisitions. Financial covenant agreed is a debt cover ratio of less than 3.0. Upon the realisation of an acquisition, the leverage ratio can be temporarily increased to 3.5. At the inception date of the new facility approximately EUR 75 million is utilised. No security is provided in relation to the EUR 150 million multicurrency revolving loan facility.
For further information regarding financing we refer to our annual and interim reports.