|SWIFT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF REPRICING AND MATURITY EXTENSION OF ITS SENIOR SECURED CREDIT FACILITY|
Swift Transportation Company (NYSE:SWFT) ("Swift" or "the Company"), a leader in transportation solutions and the nation's largest truckload transportation provider, announced today that it has closed a repricing transaction that is expected to reduce the Company's annualized interest cost by approximately $10 million. The original $874 million term loan B, which was priced at L + 450 with a 1.50% LIBOR floor, was replaced by a $200 million term loan B-1, priced at L+375 with no LIBOR floor, and a $674 million term loan B-2, priced at L + 375 with a 1.25% LIBOR floor. The new facilities mature in December 2016 and December 2017 for the term loan B-1 and B-2, respectively. Other changes were made to the agreement to provide the Company with additional flexibility in certain areas including, but not limited to, the use of equity proceeds and the ability to prepay second lien notes.
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Ginnie Henkels, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer