CULIACÁN, Sinaloa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Desarrolladora Homex, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Homex” or the Company”) announced today that, based on the judicial authorization received on October 13, 2014, the Company has signed the credit contract for a Ps.500 million, 10-year revolving credit facility, with Proyectos Adamantine, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. (“Adamantine”).Under the terms of the credit contract, the revolving facility will bear an annual interest rate of 12.0% in Mexican Pesos.
Proceeds under the revolving credit facility will be used to develop certain Homex housing projects that are approved, from time to time, by Adamantine’s credit committee. Each project funded with the credit facility will be placed into a guarantee trust administered by a trustee, according to the judicial approval. Adamantine will then disburse loan proceeds to this trust, and the trust will make payments to suppliers. During Homex’s Concurso Mercantil, judicial approval may be required in regards to each initial loan for any specific project to be funded by the credit facility and, to the extent so required, Homex expects to receive such judicial approval in a timely manner. Homex will be responsible for building and marketing the housing units, with all sales proceeds collected by the trust to be distributed to relevant parties, including Adamantine and Homex, according to a payments waterfall provided in the trust.
“The revolving credit facility will enable Homex to accelerate the completion of housing projects during the Company’s reorganization process and into the future. This revolving facility could potentially finance the construction of more than 5,000 homes per year over the life of the credit line. We expect the first disbursement from the credit facility to be made shortly. Today, we are working in conjunction with Adamantine’s credit committee to define the eligible projects to be funded,” commented Carlos Moctezuma, Chief Financial Officer of Homex.
Homex’s Conciliador recognized that this credit facility constitutes an “indispensable credit to maintain the normal operation” of Homex and its subsidiaries under Mexico’s Ley de Concursos Mercantiles, and approved Homex entering into the transaction.
Separately, Homex continues to build and deliver homes under certain existing facilities, and Homex and its advisors continue to refine the Company’s business plan based on new developments, such as this revolving credit facility, and have shared this updated plan with advisors to a certain ad hoc group of the Company’s bondholders.
Desarrolladora Homex, S.A.B. de C.V. is a vertically integrated home-development company focused on affordable entry-level and middle-income housing in Mexico.
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