AAR Corporation 8-K 2006
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 31, 2006
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (630) 227-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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:
o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
On August 31, 2006, AAR CORP. (the Company) entered into a credit agreement with various financial institutions, as lenders and LaSalle Bank National Association, as administrative agent for the lenders (the LaSalle Credit Agreement). The LaSalle Credit Agreement creates a $140 million unsecured revolving credit facility that the Company can draw upon for general corporate purposes. Under certain circumstances, the Company may request an increase to the revolving commitment by an aggregate amount of up to $35 million, not to exceed $175 million in total. The LaSalle Credit Agreement expires on August 31, 2010. Borrowings under the LaSalle Credit Agreement bear interest at the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus 125 to 200 basis points based on certain financial measurements.
The LaSalle Credit Agreement in part requires the Company to comply with certain financial covenants, including a fixed charge coverage ratio, a leverage ratio, and a minimum tangible net worth. The LaSalle Credit Agreement also contains certain affirmative and negative covenants, including those relating to financial reporting and notification, payment of indebtedness, taxes and other obligations, compliance with applicable laws, and limitations on additional liens, indebtedness, acquisitions, investments and disposition of assets.
The foregoing description of the LaSalle Credit Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the LaSalle Credit Agreement. A copy of the LaSalle Credit Agreement is included herein as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
On August 31, 2006, the Company terminated its secured revolving credit agreement between the Company and Merrill Lynch Capital (the Merrill Credit Agreement). No borrowings were outstanding at the date of termination. In addition, no material termination penalties or fees resulted from the termination. The Merrill Credit Agreement was terminated in light of the Company entering into the LaSalle Credit Agreement, referred to in Item 1.01 above.
10.1 Credit Agreement dated as of August 31, 2006 among AAR CORP., LaSalle Bank National Association, as administrative agent, and the various financial institutions party hereto (filed herewith).
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.
Date: September 5, 2006