Forterra Announces Voluntary Prepayment of Term Loan
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forterra, Inc. (“Forterra” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: FRTA), a leading manufacturer of water and drainage infrastructure pipe and products in the
United States and Eastern Canada, today announced that on September 11, 2020, the Company delivered notice to the administrative agent for its senior term loan regarding the voluntary prepayment of
an aggregate of $100 million outstanding under the senior term loan to be made on September 17, 2020. Following this prepayment and the settlement of another $16 million the Company has contracted
to repurchase, the Company will have voluntarily prepaid approximately $139 million under the senior term loan in 2020, and the outstanding balance will be approximately $485 million.
Forterra’s CEO Karl Watson, Jr. commented, “As we continue to execute on our five improvement pillars, we are expanding our cash generating capability which gives us the opportunity to reduce our long-term debt at a faster rate than previously communicated. This move aligns with our recently announced full year 2020 voluntary prepayment guidance of $125 to $175 million.”
Forterra is a leading manufacturer of water and drainage pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution, drainage and stormwater systems. Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra’s product breadth and scale help make it a preferred supplier for water-related pipe and products, serving a wide variety of customers, including contractors, distributors and municipalities. For more information on Forterra, visit http://forterrabp.com.
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