Metals USA Holdings Corp. Announces Asset-Based Credit Facility Amendment

Aug 15, 2011, 16:05 ET from Metals USA Holdings Corp.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Metals USA Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MUSA) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Flag Intermediate Holdings Corporation, Metals USA, Inc. and certain additional subsidiaries have amended their existing $525 million asset-based credit facility (the "ABL Facility").  Key elements of the amendment include extending the ABL Facility maturity date to August 10, 2016, lowering the effective cost to borrow by approximately 50 basis points, and modifying certain covenants.  The amendment became effective August 10, 2011.

Lourenco Goncalves, Metals USA's Chairman, President and C.E.O. stated: "We greatly appreciate the support our lenders have demonstrated to our business and to our growth strategy.  We are pleased our amendment was well received by our lender group and we are proud of the fact that their commitments exceeded our intended facility size.  Our ABL Facility is a critical component of Metals USA's capital structure and provides the means to execute our growth strategy."

Bank of America, N.A. will continue as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent; and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC; Barclays Capital; and U.S. Bank National Association will act as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners.

Additionally, on August 2, 2011 Standard and Poor's raised its corporate credit ratings on Metals USA Holdings Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Metals USA, Inc. to "B+" from "B".  The rating outlook is stable.

About Metals USA

Metals USA provides a wide range of products and services in the heavy carbon steel, flat-rolled steel, non-ferrous metals, and building products markets.  For more information, visit the Company's website at  The information contained in this release is limited and the Company encourages interested parties to read the Company's historical Form 10-Ks and Form 10-Qs which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more complete historical information about the Company.  Additionally, copies of the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, together with press releases and other information investors may find of interest, can be found at the Company's website at under "Investor Relations."


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