Filed: 24 Jun 21, 4:18pm
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): June 22, 2021
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 22, 2021, Ameresco, Inc. (“we” or the “Company”) entered into an amendment to its fourth amended and restated bank credit facility with Bank of America, N.A. and Webster Bank, N.A., for which Bank of America, N.A. acts as Administrative Agent (the “Credit Agreement Amendment”). Among other things, the amendment increases the amount of the revolving commitment by the lenders under the credit facility by $65 million to an aggregate of $180 million. The amendment also amends the financial covenants to require a ratio of Total Funded Debt to EBITDA (each as defined in the agreement) of less than 3.50 to 1.00 through maturity. Previously, this covenant required a ratio of less than 3.25 to 1.00. Ameresco expects to use the additional capacity for general corporate purposes of Ameresco and its subsidiaries, including permitted acquisitions, refinancing of existing indebtedness and working capital. Immediately following the closing, there was approximately $25 million of borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit facility and $56.5 million outstanding under the term loan.
The interest rate for borrowings under the credit facility is based on, at our option, either (1) a base rate equal to a margin of 0.5% or 0.25%, depending on our ratio of total funded debt to EBITDA (as defined in the agreement), over the highest of (a) the federal funds effective rate, plus 0.50%, (b) Bank of America’s prime rate and (c) a rate based on the London interbank deposit rate (“LIBOR”) plus 1.50%, or (2) the one-, two- three- or six-month LIBOR plus a margin of 2.00% or 1.75%, depending on the our ratio of total funded debt to EBITDA. Immediately following the closing, the interest rate for borrowings under the revolving credit facility was 3.75% and the interest rate for borrowings under the term loan was 3.00%.
Other than Webster Bank, N.A., the lenders, agents and other parties to Credit Agreement Amendment, and their affiliates, have in the past provided, and may in the future provide, investment banking, underwriting, lending, commercial banking, capital markets and other advisory services to Ameresco or its subsidiaries; they have received, and may in the future receive, customary compensation from Ameresco or its subsidiaries for such services.
The foregoing description of our credit facility, as amended, is not complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to (i) our credit facility, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 28, 2019, (ii) the first amendments to our credit facility, copies of which are attached as Exhibits 10.1, to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and (iii) the Credit Agreement Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1, each of which is 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 discussion in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The exhibits listed on the Exhibit Index immediately preceding such exhibits are furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
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.
|June 24, 2021||By:||/s/ Spencer Doran Hole|
|Spencer Doran Hole|
|Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
(duly authorized and principal financial officer)