AL Air Lease

Filed: 30 Apr 21, 6:06am





Washington, D.C. 20549









April 29, 2021

Date of Report

(Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-35121 27-1840403
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000N
Los Angeles, California
(Address of principal executive offices)  (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 553-0555

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Class A Common Stock AL New York Stock Exchange
6.150% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A AL PRA New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 29, 2021, Air Lease Corporation (the “Company”) entered into the Sixth Amendment and Extension Agreement (the “Sixth Amendment) to Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which amended and extended its unsecured revolving credit facility, dated as of May 5, 2014, with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders named therein (as previously amended and extended by the First Amendment, dated as of June 1, 2015, the Second Amendment, dated as of May 27, 2016, the Third Amendment and Extension Agreement, dated as of May 2, 2017, the Fourth Amendment and Extension Agreement, dated as of May 2, 2018, the Fifth Amendment and Extension Agreement, dated as of May 3, 2019 and as further amended by the Sixth Amendment, the “Syndicated Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility”) whereby the Company, among other things, (i) extended the final maturity date from May 5, 2023 to May 5, 2025, (ii) increased the total revolving commitments thereunder to approximately $6.4 billion as of April 29, 2021, across 50 financial institutions, (iii) amended certain financial maintenance covenants and (iv) added benchmark replacement language with respect to LIBOR largely based on Alternative Reference Rates Committee LIBOR fallback language. The amendments to financial maintenance covenants included removing the maximum consolidated leverage ratio covenant, increasing the required level for minimum consolidated shareholders equity and removing the mechanism for suspending the minimum interest coverage ratio if certain debt ratings are met.

The Syndicated Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility remains priced at LIBOR plus 1.05% with a 0.20% facility fee, each subject to adjustments based on changes to the Company’s credit rating. Under the Syndicated Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility, lenders hold revolving commitments totaling approximately $5.7 billion that mature on May 5, 2025, commitments totaling $575.0 million that mature on May 5, 2023, commitments totaling $105.0 million that mature on May 5, 2022 and commitments totaling $5.0 million that mature on May 5, 2021. Some of the lenders party to the Syndicated Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility and their affiliates have engaged in, and may in the future engage in, investment banking and other commercial dealings in the ordinary course of business with the Company or its affiliates. They have received, or may in the future receive, customary fees and commissions for these transactions.

The foregoing description of the transaction is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Sixth Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 2.03.

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

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


Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On April 29, 2021 the Company issued a press release announcing entry into the Sixth Amendment. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 and the related information in Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


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: April 30, 2021   

/s/ Gregory B. Willis

  Name: Gregory B. Willis
  Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer