BWX Technologies Announces the Closing of its Senior Notes Offering and New Credit Facility
BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) (“BWXT”) announced today the closing of its previously announced offering of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) in a private transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”). The Notes are guaranteed by each of BWXT’s present and future direct and indirect wholly owned domestic subsidiaries that is a guarantor under the New Credit Facility (as defined below).
In addition, BWXT’s new $800.0 million senior secured credit agreement (the “New Credit Facility”) consisting of (a) a $500.0 million senior secured revolving credit facility due 2023, (b) a $50.0 million senior secured term loan A due 2023 and (c) a $250.0 million (U.S. dollar equivalent) Canadian dollar senior secured term loan A due 2023 closed today.
BWXT used the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, together with borrowings under the New Credit Facility, (1) to repay in full all indebtedness outstanding under its existing senior secured credit agreement consisting of (a) a $400.0 million revolving credit facility, (b) a $300.0 million term loan facility, (c) a $137.5 million (U.S. dollar equivalent) Canadian dollar term loan facility and (d) a $112.5 million term loan facility and (2) to pay all related fees and expenses. BWXT intends to use the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
BWXT cautions that this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including without limitation, statements regarding the use of proceeds. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, material adverse changes in economic or industry conditions generally. If one or more of these or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expected. For a more complete discussion of other risk factors, see BWXT’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. BWXT cautions not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except to the extent required by applicable law.
Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities.