NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercer International Inc., or “Mercer”, (Nasdaq: MERC) today announced that certain Canadian subsidiaries (the “Loan Parties”) of Mercer have entered into a new CDN $160 million joint asset-backed revolving credit facility (the “New Facility”) with a syndicate of North American bank lenders. The new facility, which will be used for general corporate purposes, replaces two existing revolving credit facilities of certain of the lending parties totaling C$100 million.
The new facility has a term of five years and its availability is on a borrowing basis. The new facility is secured by substantially all of the assets of the loan parties. The new facility will bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the prime rate, the BA rate, the base rate or the adjusted term SOFR plus a margin, depending on the leverage ratio, as defined in the new facility.
Mercer International Inc. is a global forest products company with operations in Germany and Canada with a consolidated annual production capacity of 2.2 million tonnes of pulp and 550 million board feet of lumber. For more information about the company, please visit its website at https://www.mercerint.com.
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Jimmy SH Lee
David M. Gandossi