TREE.COM INC 8-K 2009
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): May 1, 2009
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
As described in Item 2.03 below, on May 1, 2009, Tree.com, Inc. (the Company), through its subsidiary Home Loan Center, Inc. (HLC), entered into a new $50.0 million warehouse line of credit with Bank of America, N.A. (Bank of America). In connection with the entry into such new facility, on May 1, 2009 the Company, through its subsidiary HLC, also entered into an Early Purchase Program Addendum to Loan Purchase Agreement with Bank of America (the Early Purchase Program Addendum). The Early Purchase Program Addendum supplements the Loan Purchase Agreement, dated April 16, 2002 between Bank of America, as successor to Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., and HLC and, among other things, serves to increase the Companys uncommitted credit facility with Bank of America from $50.0 million to $75.0 million.
A copy of the Early Purchase Program Addendum is filed with this report as Exhibit 10.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing description of the Early Purchase Program Addendum does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreement.
Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
As described in Item 2.03 below, on May 1, 2009, HLC entered into a new $50.0 million warehouse line of credit with Bank of America. In connection with such new facility, the Companys existing warehouse line of credit with Countrywide Bank, FSB, an affiliate of Bank of America, expired and was terminated.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
On May 1, 2009, HLC entered into a new $50.0 million warehouse line of credit with Bank of America. The new facility will be used to fund and is secured by consumer residential loans that are held for sale. The term of the new facility is through April 30, 2010. Borrowings under the facility will bear interest at a rate equal to 2.25% plus the greater of (a) the 30-day LIBOR rate or (b) 2.00%.
Under the terms of this new facility, HLC is required to maintain various financial and other covenants. These financial covenants include maintaining (i) a minimum tangible net worth of $44.0 million, (ii) a minimum liquidity equal to 15% of HLCs tangible net worth, inclusive of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents, the over/under account balances and available draws from HLCs warehouse or repurchase facilities, (iii) a maximum ratio of total liabilities to tangible net worth of 4:1 and (iv) pre-tax net income requirements on a quarterly basis. HLC will be required to sell at least 50% of the loans it originates to an affiliate of Bank of America or pay a pair-off fee of 37.5 basis points on the difference between the required and actual volume of loans sold. Finally, HLCs borrowings under the facility will be guaranteed by Tree.com, Inc., LendingTree, LLC and LendingTree Holdings, Inc.
Copies of the Master Repurchase Agreement and the related Transaction Terms Letter (collectively, the Master Repurchase Agreement) are filed with this report as Exhibits 10.2 and 10.3, respectively, and are hereby incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing description of the Master Repurchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such exhibits.
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.