Tullow Oil PLC (TLW) - Tullow secures US$3.5bn debt refinancing
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Tullow Oil PLC
07 November 2012
Tullow secures US$3.5 billion debt refinancing
7 November 2012 - Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) is pleased to announce that it has
closed the refinance of US$3.5 billion of Reserves Based Lend ("RBL") credit
facilities. The arrangements are fully committed, secured and revolving credit
facilities and replace the previous facility which was due to expire in 2015.
The US$3.5 billion of credit facilities are split between a Senior Facility of
US$3.235 billion, a Junior Facility of US$100 million, and an IFC facility of
US$165 million all with a final maturity of November 2019. In addition, Tullow
has an option to increase the Senior Facility by up to an additional US$500
million subject to receipt of further lender commitments.
On Wednesday 31 October, facility documentation was signed by a syndicate of
27 international lenders, including the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
Mandated Lead Arrangers include BNP Paribas, Bank of America, Barclays Bank,
Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, DNB Bank, HSBC
Bank, ING Bank, Lloyds TSB Bank, Natixis, Nedbank, Société Générale, Standard
Chartered Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and The Royal Bank of
Ian Springett, Chief Financial Officer for Tullow commented today:
"We are very pleased to close these arrangements which will refinance our
existing RBL credit facilities. In conjunction with our strong operating cash
flows this will provide a solid foundation for funding our major development
projects in Ghana as well as other capital investments. The very positive
support which we received from our relationship banks is welcome at a time of
continuing uncertainty in global capital markets."
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tullow Oil plc Citigate Dewe Rogerson Murray Consultants
(+44 20 3249 9000) (+44 207 638 9571) (+353 1 498 0300)
Chris Perry (Investor Relations) Martin Jackson Joe Murray
James Arnold (Investor Relations) Jack Rich Ed Micheau
George Cazenove (Media Relations)
Tullow Group Overview
Tullow is a leading independent oil & gas, exploration and production group,
quoted on the London, Irish and Ghanaian (symbol: TLW) stock exchanges and is
a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. The Group has interests in over 100
exploration and production licences across 24 countries and focuses on four
core areas: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.
For further information please refer to our website at www.tullowoil.com.
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