This excerpt taken from the LUX 20-F filed Jun 29, 2005.
The Euro 650 Million Credit Facility and the Intesa Swaps
In December 2002, we entered into a new unsecured credit facility with Banca Intesa S.p.A. The new unsecured credit facility provides borrowing availability of up to Euro 650 million. The facility includes a Euro 500 million term loan, which required a balloon payment of Euro 200 million in June 2004 and repayment of equal quarterly installments of principal of Euro 50 million subsequent to that date. Interest accrues on the term loan at Euribor as defined in the agreement plus 0.45 percent (2.628 percent on December 31, 2004). The revolving portion provides borrowing availability of up to Euro 150 million which can be borrowed and repaid until final maturity. At December 31, 2004, Euro 75 million had been drawn under the revolving
portion. Interest accrues on the revolving loan at Euribor as defined in the agreement plus 0.45 percent (2.623 percent on December 31, 2004). The final maturity of all outstanding principal amounts and interest is December 27, 2005. The Company has the option to choose interest periods of one, two or three months. The credit facility contains certain financial and operating covenants. We were in compliance with these covenants as of December 31, 2004.
In December 2002, we entered into two interest rate swap transactions (the Intesa Swaps) beginning with an aggregate maximum notional amount of Euro 250 million, which will decrease by Euro 100 million on June 27, 2004 and by Euro 25 million during each subsequent three-month period. These Intesa Swaps will expire on December 27, 2005. The Intesa Swaps were entered into as a cash flow hedge of a portion of the Banca Intesa Euro 650 million unsecured credit facility discussed above. The Intesa Swaps exchange the floating rate based on Euribor to a fixed rate of 2.985 percent.