Item 9B: Other Information
On May 18, 2021, we entered into a Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Second Credit Agreement”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”) and collateral agent, and the lenders, issuing banks and swingline lender party thereto. CSW Industrials Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Borrower”), is the borrower under the Second Credit Agreement. The Second Credit Agreement provides for a $400.0 million revolving credit facility that contains a $25.0 million sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit and a $10.0 million sublimit for swingline loans. The Second Credit Agreement is scheduled to mature on May 18, 2026.
Borrowings under the Second Credit Agreement bear interest, at the Borrower’s option, at either base rate or LIBOR, plus, in either case, an applicable margin based on the Company’s leverage ratio calculated on a quarterly basis. The base rate is described in the Second Credit Agreement as the highest of (i) the Federal funds effective rate plus 0.50%, (ii) the prime rate quoted by The Wall Street Journal, and (iii) the one-month LIBOR rate plus 1.00%.
Borrowings under the Second Credit Agreement may be used for working capital and general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, for financing permitted acquisitions and fees and expenses incurred in connection therewith.
The obligations of the Borrower under the Second Credit Agreement are guaranteed by the Company and all of its direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries. The Second Credit Agreement is secured by a first priority lien on all tangible and intangible assets and stock issued by the Borrower and its domestic subsidiaries, subject to specified exceptions, and 65% of the voting equity interests in its first-tier foreign subsidiaries.
The financial covenants contained in the Second Credit Agreement require the maintenance of a maximum Leverage Ratio of 3.00 to 1.00, subject to a temporary increase to 3.75 to 1.00 for 18 months following the consummation of permitted acquisitions with consideration in excess of certain threshold amounts set forth in the Second Credit Agreement, and the maintenance of a minimum Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of 1.25 to 1.00, the calculations and terms of which are defined in the Second Credit Agreement. The Second Credit Agreement also contains (i) affirmative and negative covenants which are customary for similar credit agreements, including, without limitation, limitations on the Company, the Borrower and its subsidiaries with respect to indebtedness, liens, investments, distributions, mergers and acquisitions, disposition of assets and transactions with affiliates, and (ii) customary events of default.