08/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/02/2019 00:19
2 August 2019
Helical plc ('Helical' or the 'Company')
HELICAL SECURES FIVE YEAR £400M REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY
Helical today announces that is has entered into an amended and restated £400m revolving credit facility ('RCF') with four of its lenders, Barclays Bank PLC, HSBC UK Bank plc, National Westminster Bank Plc and Wells Fargo Bank N.A., London Branch. The new facility, initially repayable in July 2024, has two one-year extension options which, if exercised, would extend the repayment date to July 2026.
The facility replaces the existing £150m RCF and the £200m development facility on the Company's largest asset, The Bower, London, EC1, both of which have been repaid (to the extent drawn). The terms of the new RCF allow drawdowns of up to 60% of value and on completion the facility was £221m drawn (at 47% LTV), leaving £179m available for future acquisitions.
Tim Murphy, Finance Director at Helical plc, commented:
'With just four floors (12% of space) remaining to be let at The Bower, this new RCF secures the long term refinancing of this key asset together with a portfolio of London and Manchester offices. The new facility extends the average maturity of the Company's borrowings to 4.7 years (31 March 2019: 2.7 years) and reduces the weighted average interest rate to 3.6% (31 March 2019: 4.0%).'
For Further information, please contact:
Tim Murphy (Finance Director) Tel: 020 7629 0113
Dido Laurimore/Richard Gotla Tel 020 3727 1000