National-Oilwell Varco 8-K 2005
Washington, D.C. 20549
June 23, 2005 (June 21, 2005)
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 713-346-7500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 21, 2005, National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (the Company) amended and restated its existing $150 million Credit Agreement with a syndicate of lenders, which the Company assumed in connection with the merger of Varco International, Inc. and National-Oilwell, Inc. The amended and restated agreement (the 2005 Facility) provides for a $500 million unsecured revolving credit facility for general corporate purposes. The 2005 Facility will expire in July 2010, and replaces the Companys $175 million Three-Year Credit Agreement that expires on July 31, 2005. Borrowings under the 2005 Facility bear interest at the rates specified in the agreement, and the agreement contains leverage ratio covenants and interest coverage ratio covenants. The Company has the right to increase the aggregate commitments under the 2005 Facility to an aggregate amount of up to $750 million and to extend the term of the 2005 Facility for an additional year. A copy of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
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