ICE Intercontinental Exchange
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): October 18, 2021 (October 15, 2021)
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
5660 New Northside Drive, Third Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (770) 857-4700
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Name of Each Exchange
on Which Registered
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||ICE||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Amended Revolving Credit Facility
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (the “Company”) is a party to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of April 3, 2014 (as amended by (i) the First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of May 15, 2015, (ii) the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 9, 2015, (iii) the Third Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 13, 2015, (iv) the Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of August 18, 2017, (v) the Fifth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of August 18, 2017, (vi) the Sixth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of August 9, 2018, (vii) the Seventh Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of August 14, 2020, (viii) the Eighth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of August 14, 2020, and (ix) the Ninth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 8, 2021, the “Existing Revolving Credit Agreement”), among the Company, as borrower, the lenders party thereto from time to time and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, issuing lender and swingline lender, providing for a senior unsecured revolving credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of $3.775 billion.
On October 15, 2021, the Company agreed with the lenders under the Existing Revolving Credit Agreement to amend the terms of the Existing Revolving Credit Agreement (the “Tenth Amendment”) to make certain changes, including (i) extending the maturity date thereunder to the date that is the fifth anniversary of the effectiveness date of the Tenth Amendment, being October 15, 2026, and (ii) reducing the interest rates and unused commitment fees thereunder as described below.
The Existing Revolving Credit Agreement, as amended by the Tenth Amendment, is referred to herein as the “Revolving Credit Agreement,” and the credit facility thereunder is referred to herein as the “Revolving Credit Facility.”
The Revolving Credit Agreement provides for a $3.775 billion multi-currency revolving facility, with sub-limits for non-dollar borrowings and letters of credit and with a swingline facility available on a same day or next day basis. The Revolving Credit Agreement includes an option for the Company to propose an increase in the aggregate amount available for borrowing by up to $1.0 billion, subject to the consent of the lenders funding the increase and certain other conditions. Amounts borrowed under the Revolving Credit Agreement may be prepaid at any time without premium or penalty, and borrowings thereunder bear interest at LIBOR (or other equivalent benchmarks for other currencies) plus an applicable ratings-based margin ranging from 0.875% to 1.500% (subject to certain margin adjustments for certain other benchmarks), or, at the Company’s option, a base rate, plus an applicable ratings-based margin ranging from 0.000% to 0.500%, in each case based on a ratings-based pricing grid. The Revolving Credit Agreement contains customary “benchmark replacement” provisions providing for the replacement of existing interest rate benchmarks as a result of future discontinuations of existing interest benchmarks upon certain pre-agreed terms and conditions. The Company will also pay a ratings-based fee on undrawn amounts under the Revolving Credit Agreement ranging from 0.080% to 0.200% based on a ratings-based pricing grid.
The amounts available under the Revolving Credit Agreement are available to the Company to use for working capital and general corporate purposes including, but not limited to, acting as a backstop to the amounts issued under the Company’s commercial paper program.
The Revolving Credit Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, covenants and events of default, including (i) a leverage ratio maintenance covenant, (ii) limitations on liens on the assets of the Company or its subsidiaries, (iii) limitations on indebtedness of the Company’s subsidiaries, (iv) limitations on the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, (v) limitations on fundamental changes, and (vi) other matters.
The foregoing description of the Tenth Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Tenth Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current 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 a Registrant.
The disclosure in Item 1.01 of this Current Report is incorporated by reference under this Item 2.03.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE, INC.|
|Date: October 18, 2021||By:|
/s/ Andrew J. Surdykowski
|Andrew J. Surdykowski|