Orbitz Worldwide Refinances Term Loan Orbitz Worldwide Secures New $450 Million Senior Secured Term Loans and $65 Million Revolving Credit Facility
CHICAGO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) today announced it has secured new $450 million senior secured term loans consisting of a $150 million Tranche B term loan maturing in September 2017 and a $300 million Tranche C term loan maturing in March 2019. A portion of the net proceeds from the term loans, together with cash from the company's balance sheet, was used to refinance $415 million of existing debt, which was scheduled to mature in July 2014, and $50 million are to be used to cash collateralize letters of credit.
The company also secured a new $65 million revolving credit facility replacing its $72.5 million revolving credit facility, which was scheduled to mature in July 2013. The revolving credit facility will be used for general corporate purposes.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search for, plan and book a broad range of travel products and services including airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com) and HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations.
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