Home Inns Group Announces Term Loan Refinancing
SHANGHAI, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. (NASDAQ: HMIN) ("Home Inns Group" or "the Company"), a leading economy hotel chain in China, today announced that it completed the refinancing of its US dollar denominated term loan on June 28, 2013. The outstanding balance of the term loan, which was due in September 2015, was $117 million.
The new US dollar denominated term loan facility of $117 million, due in June 2016, was sourced from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China with an annual rate of 3-month LIBOR plus 295 basis points, inclusive of all financing fees and on-going interest charges.
Ms. Huiping Yan, Home Inns Group's chief financial officer, commented, "In a tightening credit environment in China, the Company achieved improved terms and gained greater financial flexibility by successfully executing this refinancing initiative. This clearly demonstrates the soundness of our underlying business as well as our commitment to optimizing our overall capital structure to support the long term development of Home Inns Group."
About Home Inns Group
Home Inns Group is a leading economy hotel chain in China based on number of hotels and hotel rooms as well as geographic coverage of the hotel chain. Since the Company commenced operations in 2002, it has built Home Inns as one of the best-known economy hotel brands in China. In October of 2011, the Company acquired Motel 168, another well-known hotel chain in China, as its second economy hotel brand. Home Inns Group aims to offer a consistent product and high-quality services to primarily serve the fast growing population of value-conscious individual business and leisure travelers who demand clean, comfortable and convenient lodging. Home Inns Group's ADSs, each of which represents two ordinary shares, are currently trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HMIN." For more information about Home Inns Group, please visit http://english.homeinns.com.
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