Graybar Closes $750M Financing Deal

graybarGraybar, a St. Louis, MO-based distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, completed the amendment and extension of its unsecured revolving credit facility.

The amendment, among other things, extended the company’s five-year revolving credit facility, increased the availability to $750m and increased the accordion feature to $375m.
The new facility – which matures in August 2023 – will support general working capital needs as well as its growth initiatives.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the lead institution in the transaction, serving as the left lead arranger and sole bookrunner. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC, U.S. Bank National Association, BMO Capital Markets Corp., and Fifth Third Bank acted as joint lead arrangers.
Regions Bank, Branch Banking and Trust Company, Commerce Bank, and Comerica Bank also participated in the transaction.

In connection with the amendment, Graybar also amended each of its uncommitted $100m private placement shelf agreements to conform those agreements to specified changes in the amended credit agreement, and to extend the issuance period under one of the shelf agreements from September 2019 to August 2021.

Graybar, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 290 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency.



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