National Instruments (NATI)

Filed: 30 Oct 20, 4:40pm

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 30, 2020

National Instruments Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

(Commission File Number)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

11500 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, Texas 78759
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(512) 683-0100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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

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Title of each class 
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value


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Item 1.01
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On October 30, 2020 (the “Closing Date”), National Instruments Corporation (the "Company") entered into a First Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the "Amendment"), which amends the Company's Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of June 12, 2020, among the Company, as borrower, the lenders from time to time thereto, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent for the lenders (the "Administrative Agent") (as amended, the "Credit Agreement").

Among other things, the Amendment amends the Credit Agreement in order to (i) increase the revolving line of credit from $75 million to $115 million, (ii) refinance the existing $70 million term loan with a new $100 million term loan, (iii) increase the Company’s ability to borrow additional funds by amending the incremental facilities limit to $100 million plus an unlimited amount, so long as after giving effect to the incurrence of such incremental increases, on a pro forma basis, the consolidated total leverage ratio does not exceed 2.25 to 1.00, (iv) reduce the applicable margin for LIBOR loans to a range of 1.50% to 2.00% and the applicable margin for base rate loans to a range of 0.50% to 1.00%, in each case based on the Company’s consolidated total leverage ratio, and remove the LIBOR floor, (v) amend the revolving credit commitment fee of 0.375% to 0.500% per annum to 0.250% to 0.375% per annum, determined based upon the Company's consolidated total leverage ratio, on the average daily unused amount of the revolving committed amount, payable quarterly in arrears, (vi) extend the maturity date of both the revolving line of credit and term loan from June 12, 2023 to June 12, 2024 (the “Maturity Date”), and (vi) provide that the term loan shall be paid after the effective date for the Amendment in quarterly installments equal to 1.25% of the original principal amount and shall be paid in full, with accrued interest, on the Maturity Date.

After giving effect to the Amendment and the prepayment of revolving loans in connection therewith, the Company had outstanding under the Credit Agreement $100.0 million aggregate principal amount of term loans, $0 aggregate principal amount of revolving loans, and $1.0 million aggregate face amount of letters of credit.

The Administrative Agent and the other lenders have engaged in, and may in the future engage in, other commercial dealings in the ordinary course of business with the Company or its affiliates. The Administrative Agent and the other lenders thereto have received, or may in the future receive, customary fees and commissions for such transactions.

The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

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

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)  Exhibits.

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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.

 By:/s/ R. Eddie Dixon, Jr. 
Name: R. Eddie Dixon, Jr.
Title:  Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Date:  October 30, 2020