IRDM Iridium Communications

Filed: 29 Jul 21, 7:01am





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) July 28, 2021



Iridium Communications Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-33963 26-1344998
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

1750 Tysons Boulevard

Suite 1400

McLean, VA 22102

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value IRDM The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 28, 2021, Iridium Satellite LLC (“Satellite”), the Registrant’s principal operating subsidiary, as the borrower, entered into Amendment No. 3 (the “Amendment”) to its existing Credit Agreement, dated as of November 4, 2019, with Iridium Holdings LLC (“Holdings”), as guarantor; solely with respect to Section 10.12 thereof, the Registrant; various lenders; and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent; with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as Lead Arranger and Bookrunner (as previously amended on February 7, 2020 and January 20, 2021, and as further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”).

Pursuant to the Amendment, the interest rate, which was previously a per annum rate of LIBOR plus a margin of 2.75%, with a 1.0% LIBOR floor, was reduced to a per annum rate of LIBOR plus a margin of 2.50%, with a 0.75% LIBOR floor. The borrowings under the Credit Agreement, as amended by the Amendment, were issued at a discount of 0.25% to face value. All other material terms of the Credit Agreement remain the same.

The foregoing description of the material terms of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an-Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of Registrant.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





10.1†  Amendment No. 3 to Credit Agreement dated November 4, 2019, among Iridium Holdings LLC, Iridium Communications Inc., Iridium Satellite LLC, Various Lenders, and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, dated as of July 28, 2021.
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).*


Exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K and will be furnished on a supplemental basis to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.


Submitted electronically with this Report in accordance with the provisions of Regulation S-T.


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.


Date: July 28, 2021  By: 

/s/ Thomas J. Fitzpatrick


Name:   Thomas J. Fitzpatrick


Title:   Chief Financial Officer