Piper Jaffray Companies 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
May 2, 2012
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
PIPER JAFFRAY COMPANIES
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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 (see General Instruction A.2):
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 2, 2012, Piper Jaffray Companies (the Company) entered into a Third Amendment to Credit Agreement (the Amendment) with SunTrust Bank, as administrative agent (the Agent), and the lenders party thereto providing for certain amendments to its Credit Agreement with the Agent and the lenders party thereto dated as of December 29, 2010 (as amended, the Credit Agreement).
Among other things, the Amendment amends existing covenants in the Credit Agreement requiring the Company to maintain certain levels of cash and regulatory net capital and requiring the Companys asset management segment to achieve minimum earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, in both cases making such covenants less restrictive. The Amendment also amends the covenant in the Credit Agreement that limits the Companys ability to make payments on its capital stock by permitting $25 million of additional repurchases of common stock during the 2012 fiscal year.
In connection with the Amendment, the Company is required to make a prepayment of the term loan under the Credit Agreement in the principal amount of $15,000,000, and will pay certain fees and expenses of the Agent and the lenders.
The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K.
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.