Southwest Gas 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
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 15, 2012
SOUTHWEST GAS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (702) 876-7237
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:
On March 15, 2012, Southwest Gas Corporation entered into a $300 million credit facility with the lenders party thereto, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Administrative Agent, Bank of America, N.A., as Co-Syndication Agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Co-Syndication Agent, Union Bank, N.A., as Co-Documentation Agent, KeyBank National Association, as Co-Documentation Agent, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner. The credit facility is scheduled to expire in March 2017 and replaces Southwest Gas Corporations previous $300 million credit facility (the Previous Credit Facility), which was scheduled to expire in May 2012. Interest rates for the credit facility are calculated at either the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) or the alternate base rate, plus in each case an applicable margin that is determined based on Southwest Gas Corporations senior unsecured debt rating. The applicable margin ranges from 0.875% to 1.750% for loans bearing interest with reference to LIBOR and from 0.00% to 0.750% for loans bearing interest with reference to the alternative base rate. Southwest Gas Corporation is also required to pay a commitment fee on the unfunded portion of the commitments based on its senior unsecured long-term debt rating. The commitment fee ranges from 0.100% to 0.250% per annum.
The description of the credit facility does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the credit facility, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
The credit facility described under Item 1.01 above replaced Southwest Gas Corporations Previous Credit Facility, which was scheduled to expire in May 2012. At March 15, 2012, there were no amounts outstanding under either the Previous Credit Facility or the credit facility described under Item 1.01 above. In addition to Southwest Gas Corporation, the parties to the Previous Credit Facility included The Bank of New York, as Administrative Agent, Bank of America, N.A., as Syndication Agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Co-Documentation Agent, Union Bank of California, N.A., as Co-Documentation Agent, KeyBank National Association, as Co-Documentation Agent, BNY Capital Markets, Inc., as Co-Lead Arranger and Bookrunner, and Banc of America Securities, LLC, as Co-Lead Arranger and Bookrunner.
The disclosure set forth under Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.
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.