MOODYS CORP 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 18, 2012
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10007
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 553-0300
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:
The information set forth under Item 2.03, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
On April 18, 2012, Moodys Corporation (the Company) and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a five-year senior, unsecured revolving credit facility (the Facility) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Bank of America, N.A. and Citibank, N.A. as Co-Syndication Agents, and RBS Citizens, N.A. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as Co-Documentation Agents, and other lenders in an aggregate principal amount of $1 billion that expires in April 2017. The Facility replaces the $1 billion 5-year facility that was scheduled to expire in September 2012. The proceeds from the Facility will be used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, support for the Companys $1 billion commercial paper program, share repurchases and acquisition financings. Interest on borrowings under the Facility is payable at rates that are based on the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus a premium that can range from 77.5 basis points to 120 basis points depending on the Companys ratio of total indebtedness to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Total Debt to EBITDA Ratio), as set forth in the Facility agreement. The Company also pays quarterly facility fees, regardless of borrowing activity under the Facility. The quarterly fees for the Facility can range from 10 basis points of the Facility amount to 17.5 basis points, depending on the Companys Total Debt to EBITDA Ratio.
The Facility contains covenants that, among other things, restrict the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries, without the approval of the lenders, to engage in mergers, consolidations, asset sales, transactions with affiliates and sale-leaseback transactions or to incur liens, as set forth in the Facility agreement. The Facility also contains a financial covenant that requires the Company to maintain a Total Debt to EBITDA Ratio of not more than 4 to 1 at the end of any fiscal quarter. Upon the occurrence of certain financial or economic events, significant corporate events or certain other events of default constituting an event of default under the Facility, all loans outstanding under the Facility (including accrued interest and fees payable thereunder) may be declared immediately due and payable and all commitments under the Facility may be terminated. In addition, certain other events of default under the Facility would automatically result in amounts due becoming immediately due and payable and all commitments being terminated.
A copy of the Facility agreement is included as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report.
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.
Dated: April 24, 2012
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