Syndicated loan agreement signed at further improved conditions ahead of schedule
Banks reward strong development of HOMAG Group AG
HOMAG Group AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of plant and machinery for the woodworking industry and cabinet makers, extended the syndicated loan agreement concluded in 2012 ahead of schedule and again significantly improved the conditions of the agreement. The new term of the loan is five years and, like the agreement valid to date, is subject to compliance with specific covenants. Both the syndicate of banks led by Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank and UniCredit as well as the volume of EUR 210 million are identical to the former agreement. The former agreement would have expired in September 2016.
“We took advantage of this opportunity to further reduce our borrowing costs,” explains CFO Hans-Dieter Schumacher. The banks have rewarded the strong development of HOMAG Group AG as reflected in the constant improvement of the results of operations since the conclusion of the former agreement. Our plans for growth thus continue to be backed by sound financing,” concludes Schumacher.
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