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Farmer Bros. Co. Announces New Credit Facilities
April 27, 2021
Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) (the “Company”) announced today the finalization of a new $ 127.5 million, four-year financing arrangement, which includes an $80.0 million asset-backed revolving credit facility and $47.5 million term loan due April 2025. This arrangement replaces its existing revolving credit facility that was scheduled to mature November 2023, and provides significantly more borrowing capacity over the term of the arrangement at a lower overall cost of borrowing. Additionally, the new arrangement reduces or eliminates several negative covenants in its existing credit facility.
Scott Drake, Chief Financial Officer, commented, “We’re pleased to enter into this new financing arrangement, which provides greater flexibility in leveraging our significant real estate holdings and equipment in addition to our traditional ABL assets, and is an important step in preserving our financial liquidity and further solidifying our capital structure. This new arrangement also lowers the overall cost structure of our debt while extending maturities and eliminating certain covenants, allowing us to more fully focus on our key initiatives to accelerate growth and innovation and better positioning us for the long-term.”
The financing was led by Wells Fargo Bank. In accordance with the terms of the financing agreement, the proceeds may be used for general corporate purposes and the Company may prepay amounts borrowed under the asset-backed revolving credit facility at any time without premium or penalty.
About Farmer Brothers
Founded in 1912, Farmer Bros. Co. is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler, and distributor of coffee, tea, and culinary products. The Company’s product lines include organic, Direct Trade, and sustainably produced coffee. With a robust line of coffee, hot and iced teas, cappuccino mixes, spices, and baking/biscuit mixes, the Company delivers extensive beverage planning services and culinary products to its U.S. based customers. The Company serves a wide variety of customers, from small independent restaurants and foodservice operators to large institutional buyers like restaurant, department and convenience store chains, hotels, casinos, healthcare facilities, and gourmet coffee houses, as well as grocery chains with private brand coffee and consumer branded coffee and tea products, and foodservice distributors.
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