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4.  Debt

 

On June 18, 2014, we entered into a term loan credit agreement that provides for a senior secured term loan in the aggregate principal amount of $1.1 billion (the “Term Loan”) and a $500.0 million asset-based revolving credit agreement (the “ABL Facility”, and together with the Term Loan, the “Credit Facilities”) with certain of our U.S. subsidiaries and Moores the Suit People Inc., one of our Canadian subsidiaries, as co-borrowers.  Proceeds from the Term Loan were reduced by an $11.0 million original issue discount (“OID”), which is presented as a reduction of the outstanding balance on the Term Loan on the balance sheet and will be amortized to interest expense over the contractual life of the Term Loan.  In addition, on June 18, 2014, we issued $600.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “Senior Notes”).

 

The Credit Facilities and the Senior Notes contain customary non-financial and financial covenants, including fixed charge coverage ratios, total leverage ratios and secured leverage ratios, as well as a restriction on our ability to pay dividends on our common stock in excess of $10.0 million per quarter.  Since entering into these financing arrangements and as of October 31, 2015, our total leverage ratio and secured leverage ratio were above the maximums specified in the agreements, which was anticipated when we entered into these arrangements.  As a result, we are currently subject to certain additional restrictions, including limitations on our ability to make acquisitions and incur additional indebtedness.

 

We used the net proceeds from the Term Loan, the offering of the Senior Notes and the net proceeds from $340.0 million drawn on the ABL Facility to pay the approximately $1.8 billion purchase price for the acquisition of Jos. A. Bank and to repay all of our obligations under our Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of April 12, 2013 (as amended, the “Previous Credit Agreement”), including $95.0 million outstanding under the Previous Credit Agreement as well as settlement of the then existing interest rate swap.

 

Credit Facilities

 

The Term Loan is guaranteed, jointly and severally, by certain of our U.S. subsidiaries and will mature on June 18, 2021.  The interest rate on the Term Loan is based on 3-month LIBOR, which was approximately 0.33% at October 31, 2015.    However, the Term Loan interest rate is subject to a LIBOR floor of 1% per annum, plus the applicable margin which is currently 3.50%, resulting in a total interest rate of 4.50%.  In January 2015, we entered into an interest rate swap agreement to swap variable-rate interest payments for fixed-rate interest payments on a notional amount of $520.0 million, effective in February 2015.  The interest rate swap agreement matures in August 2018 and has periodic interest settlements.  Under this interest rate swap agreement, we receive a floating rate based on 3-month LIBOR and pay a fixed rate of 5.03% (including the applicable margin of 3.50%) on the outstanding notional amount.

 

On April 7, 2015, we entered into Incremental Facility Agreement No. 1 (the “Incremental Agreement”) resulting in a refinancing of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan from a variable rate to a fixed rate of 5.0% per annum.  The Incremental Agreement did not impact the total amount borrowed under the Term Loan, the maturity date of the Term Loan of June 18, 2021, or collateral and guarantees under the Term Loan.  In connection with the Incremental Agreement, we incurred deferred financing costs of $3.6 million, which will be amortized over the life of the remaining term using the interest method.  In addition, as a result of entering into the Incremental Agreement, we recorded a loss on extinguishment of debt totaling $12.7 million consisting of the elimination of unamortized deferred financing costs and OID related to the Term Loan, which is included as a separate line in the condensed consolidated statement of (loss) earnings.

 

As a result of the interest rate swap and the Incremental Agreement, we have converted a majority of the variable interest rate under the Term Loan to a fixed rate and, as of October 31, 2015, the Term Loan had a weighted average interest rate of 4.92%.

 

The ABL Facility provides for a senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility of $500.0 million, with possible future increases to $650.0 million with an expansion feature, which matures on June 18, 2019, and is guaranteed, jointly and severally, by certain of our U.S. subsidiaries.  The ABL Facility has several borrowing and interest rate options including the following indices:  (i) adjusted LIBOR, (ii) Canadian Dollar Offered Rate, (iii) Canadian prime rate or (iv) alternate base rate (equal to the greater of the prime rate, the federal funds effective rate plus 0.5% or adjusted LIBOR for a one-month period plus 1.0%).  Advances under the ABL Facility bear interest at a rate per annum using the applicable indices plus a varying interest rate margin of up to 2.00%.  The ABL Facility also provides for fees applicable to amounts available to be drawn under outstanding letters of credit which range from 1.50% to 2.00%, and a fee on unused commitments which ranges from 0.25% to 0.375%.

 

We utilize letters of credit primarily to secure inventory purchases and as collateral for workers compensation claims.  Except for letters of credit totaling approximately $25.7 million issued and outstanding, no amounts were drawn on the ABL Facility as of October 31, 2015 and we have approximately $436.5 million of borrowing availability under the ABL Facility as of October 31, 2015.

 

Senior Notes

 

The Senior Notes contain customary non-financial covenants and the Senior Notes are guaranteed, jointly and severally, on an unsecured basis by certain of our U.S. subsidiaries.   The Senior Notes will mature on July 1, 2022.  Interest on the Senior Notes is payable on January 1 and July 1 of each year.

 

We had entered into a registration rights agreement regarding the Senior Notes pursuant to which we agreed, among other things, to use our commercially reasonable efforts to consummate an exchange offer of the Senior Notes for substantially identical notes registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, on or before July 13, 2015.  On June 24, 2015, the exchange offer was completed.

 

Long-Term Debt

 

The following table provides details on our long-term debt as of October 31, 2015, November 1, 2014 and January 31, 2015 (in thousands):

 

 

 

October 31,
2015

 

November 1,
2014

 

January 31,
2015

 

Term Loan (net of unamortized original issue discount of $5.6 million at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 31, 2015, $10.4 million at November 1, 2014 and $10.0 million at January 31, 2015

 

$

1,085,392

 

$

1,089,589

 

$

1,087,232

 

Senior Notes

 

600,000

 

600,000

 

600,000

 

Less: Deferred financing costs related to the Term Loan and Senior Notes

 

(29,186

)

(39,983

)

(38,546

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total long-term debt, net

 

1,656,206

 

1,649,606

 

1,648,686

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

(7,000

)

(11,000

)

(11,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total long-term debt, net of current portion

 

$

1,649,206

 

$

1,638,606

 

$

1,637,686