EarthLink Said to Cancel Plan to Seek $450 Million of Loans

EarthLink Inc. (ELNK), an Internet service provider, canceled plans to seek $450 million of loans to refinance debt, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

The company was seeking a $300 million, six-year term loan B and a $150 million revolving line of credit maturing in four years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The term piece was to pay interest at 4 percentage points more than the London interbank offered rate with a 1 percent floor and be sold at 99 cents on the dollar, Bloomberg data show.

Bank of America Corp., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG and Regions Financial Corp. (RF) were arranging the financing, the data show.

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