GREENVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM), a diversified specialty consumer finance company, announced today that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Regional Management Receivables, LLC (“RMR”), have entered into a credit agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as lender, providing for a $75 million amortizing loan to RMR. The loan is secured by automobile receivables originated by Regional Management subsidiaries. RMR, as borrower under the facility, will pay interest of 3.00% per annum on the loan balance from the closing date until the date the loan balance has been fully repaid.
“We are pleased to announce this new credit agreement, which provides us with additional funding capacity at an attractive fixed rate, thus presenting us with further opportunity to grow our business,” said Michael R. Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Regional Management Corp. “In addition, the structure and processes we have put in place for this credit agreement pave the way for us to close a public securitization in the future if the conditions are desirable. Overall, the new agreement enhances our financial position as we continue to focus on building a profitable and well-managed business for the long term.”
Under the credit agreement, Regional Management will act as servicer of the automobile receivables securing the facility, and certain of Regional Management’s subsidiaries will act as subservicers. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. will also act as collateral custodian and backup servicer for the facility, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC will act as administrative agent for the lender. The principal of the loan is payable in installments on each payment date, unless Regional Management exercises its right to prepay the loan. The credit agreement terminates in December 2022. Regional Management used the loan to pay down a portion of its senior revolving credit facility.
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About Regional Management Corp.
Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM) is a diversified specialty consumer finance company providing a broad array of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. Regional Management began operations in 1987 with four branches in South Carolina and has since expanded its branch network across South Carolina, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Georgia. Each of its loan products is structured on a fixed rate, fixed term basis with fully amortizing equal monthly installment payments and is repayable at any time without penalty. Regional Management’s loans are sourced through its multiple channel platform, including in its branches, through direct mail campaigns, independent and franchise automobile dealerships, online credit application networks, retailers and its consumer website. For more information, please visit http://www.RegionalManagement.com.