FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) today announced that it has repaid in full its senior secured term loan in the principal amount of $228,125,000 under the Company's Senior Secured Credit Facility dated November 14, 2014, using available cash.
"Combined with the success of our recent Senior Note refinancing, this debt repayment further establishes a strong capital structure and credit profile to support our continued growth," stated Theresa E. Wagler, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "The combined transactions are expected to reduce our annual interest expense by approximately $10 million in 2017."
About Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with facilities located throughout the United States and in Mexico. Steel Dynamics produces steel products, including hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products, specialty steel sections and steel joists and deck. In addition, the company produces liquid pig iron and processes and sells ferrous and nonferrous scrap.
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