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March 28, 2015 12:10 AM ET

Containers and Packaging

Company Overview of Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Company Overview

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. provides paperboard and integrated paperboard solutions to beverage and consumer products multinationals. The company offers carton form, fill, and close/seal machines; packaging containers, such as boxes/cartons/cases; packaging materials, including composites, combinations, and paperboard products; and basic materials, such as paper/board products. The company also provides paperboard and packaging machines. The company operates paper mills, converting facilities, and machinery manufacturing facilities. Graphic Packaging International, Inc. was formerly known as Riverwood International Corporation and changed its name to Graphic Packaging International...

1500 Riveredge Parkway

Suite 100

Atlanta, GA 30328

United States

Founded in 1978





Key Executives for Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 58
Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President
Age: 53
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 47
Senior Vice President of Consumer Packaging Division
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Key Developments

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Enters into the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

Effective October 2, 2014, Graphic Packaging International, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries entered into the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement among Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, L/C Issuer, Swing Line Lender, Swing Line Euro Tranche Lender and Alternative Currency Funding Fronting Lender; Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., Rabobank Nederland" New York Branch, Suntrust Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Citibank, N.A., as Co-Syndication Agents; Compass Bank, as Documentation Agent; and the several lenders from time to time parties thereto. The Credit Agreement provides for a $1.0 billion amortizing term loan facility, a $1.25 billion revolving credit facility, a €138 million European revolving credit facility and a ¥2.5 billion Japanese revolving credit facility, all of which have a final maturity date of October 1, 2019. The term loan facility and the revolving credit facilities bear interest at an initial rate equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus 1.5%. Thereafter the interest rate margin over LIBOR shall vary between 1.25% and 2.25% depending upon the Company's then current consolidated total leverage ratio. Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, until all amounts under the Credit Agreement are repaid in full and the same has been terminated, the company must comply with a maximum consolidated leverage ratio covenant and a minimum consolidated interest coverage ratio covenant. In addition, the Credit Agreement imposes restrictions on the company's ability to, among other things, incur additional indebtedness, create or permit liens on the company's assets, dispose of assets, make dividend and other restricted payments or prepay certain other indebtedness, make certain investments and acquisitions, engage in certain transactions with affiliates and change the business conducted by the company and its subsidiaries. Any failure by the company to comply with the covenants and obligations under the Credit Agreement could result in an event of default, in which case the lenders under the Credit Agreement may be entitled to declare all amounts owed to be due and payable immediately.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Invests $41.5 Million in West Monroe Paper Mill

Graphic Packaging International Inc. announced a $41.5 million investment in the company's paper mill in West Monroe to upgrade production machinery. Graphic Packaging International's new investment will include an expansion of the facility's fiber storage capacity. The project also will upgrade the dryer section, coater and stock cleaning areas of the West Monroe paper mill. The investment is expected to reduce the site's environmental footprint, including improvements in the handling of solid waste.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Enters into Amendment No. 2 Relating to its Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. entered into an Amendment No. 2 relating to its Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of March 16, 2012, as previously amended among Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender, L/C Issuer and Alternative Currency Funding Fronting Lender, and JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Citibank, N.A., Goldman Sachs Bank USA and SunTrust Bank, as Co-Syndication Agents, and the several lenders from time to time party thereto. Pursuant to Amendment No. 2, the maturity date of the company’s existing $1.0 billion revolving credit facility, the company’s existing $1.0 billion term loan A facility and the company’s existing $300.0 million incremental term loan facility, have each been extended to September 13, 2018 (from March 16, 2017). Further, the interest rate margins under each facility have been reduced by 25 basis points to a range of between 1.50% and 2.50% for loans based upon the London Interbank Offered Rate, depending upon the company’s then current consolidated total leverage ratio. (Interest rate margins for loans utilizing the base rate option have been reduced in a corresponding fashion). Amendment No. 2 also adds a new €75.0 million revolving credit facility available to the company, Graphic Packaging International Europe Holdings, B.V., the company’s primary Dutch subsidiary, and Graphic Packaging International Limited, the company’s primary UK subsidiary. Borrowings under the Euro Facility will be made in Euros and Pounds Sterling and will have the same maturity and interest rate pricing as the company’s $1.0 billion revolving credit facility, as amended by Amendment No. 2. Amendment No. 2 also adds a new ¥2.50 billion revolving credit facility available to the company and Graphic Packaging International Japan Ltd., the company’s primary Japanese subsidiary. Borrowings under the Yen Facility will be made in Yen and will have the same maturity and interest rate pricing as the company’s $1.0 billion revolving credit facility, as amended by Amendment No. 2.

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