Herbalife Ltd. Announces New $700 Million Credit Facility

LOS ANGELES--()--Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) today announced that it has entered into a new $700 million senior secured revolving credit facility.

The new five year facility matures on March 9, 2016. This new facility was arranged by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Securities LLC as joint lead arrangers and joint book managers. Banks included in the new facility are Bank of America N.A. as Administrative Agent, JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. as Syndication Agent and Rabobank International as Documentation Agent. Other participating lenders include HSBC, Key Bank, Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, ING and Comerica. The new facility replaces a $300 million senior secured credit facility entered into in July 2006 that was originally comprised of a $100 million revolving credit facility (which was later amended in 2007 to increase the revolver capacity by $150 million to $250 million) and a $200 million term loan due to expire in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Chief Financial Officer John DeSimone stated, "This expanded credit facility is a reflection of the financial strength of the company and will provide more flexibility as we look to continue to increase shareholder value."

About Herbalife

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global network marketing company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in 75 countries through a network of approximately 2.1 million independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains a significant amount of information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, revenue or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning proposed new services or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; any statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements may include the words "may," "will," "estimate," "intend," "continue," "believe," "expect" or "anticipate" and any other similar words.

Although we believe that expectations reflected in any of our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Our future financial condition and results of operations, as well as any forward-looking statements, are subject to change and to inherent risks and uncertainties, such as those disclosed or incorporated by reference in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Important factors that could cause our actual results, performance and achievements, or industry results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include, among others, the following:

  • any collateral impact resulting from the ongoing worldwide financial "crisis," including the availability of liquidity to us, our customers and our suppliers or the willingness of our customers to purchase products in a recessionary economic environment;
  • our relationship with, and our ability to influence the actions of, our distributors;
  • improper action by our employees or distributors in violation of applicable law;
  • adverse publicity associated with our products or network marketing organization;
  • changing consumer preferences and demands;
  • our reliance upon, or the loss or departure of any member of, our senior management team which could negatively impact our distributor relations and operating results;
  • the competitive nature of our business;
  • regulatory matters governing our products, including potential governmental or regulatory actions concerning the safety or efficacy of our products and network marketing program, including the direct selling market in which we operate;
  • third party legal challenges to our network marketing program;
  • risks associated with operating internationally and the effect of economic factors, including foreign exchange, inflation, disruptions or conflicts with our third-party importers, pricing and currency devaluation risks, especially in countries such as Venezuela;
  • uncertainties relating to the application of transfer pricing, duties, value added taxes, and other tax regulations, and changes thereto;
  • uncertainties relating to interpretation and enforcement of recently enacted legislation in China governing direct selling;
  • our inability to obtain the necessary licenses to expand our direct selling business in China;
  • adverse changes in the Chinese economy, Chinese legal system or Chinese governmental policies;
  • our dependence on increased penetration of existing markets;
  • contractual limitations on our ability to expand our business;
  • our reliance on our information technology infrastructure and outside manufacturers;
  • the sufficiency of trademarks and other intellectual property rights;
  • product concentration;
  • changes in tax laws, treaties or regulations, or their interpretation;
  • taxation relating to our distributors;
  • product liability claims; and
  • whether we will purchase any of our shares in the open market or otherwise.

We do not undertake any obligation to update or release any revisions to any forward-looking statements or to report any events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

Contacts

Herbalife Ltd.
Media Contact:
Barbara Henderson
SVP, Worldwide Corp. Comm.
213-745-0517
or
Investor Contact:
Amy Greene
VP, Investor Relations
213-745-0474

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Contacts

Herbalife Ltd.
Media Contact:
Barbara Henderson
SVP, Worldwide Corp. Comm.
213-745-0517
or
Investor Contact:
Amy Greene
VP, Investor Relations
213-745-0474