Dex Media Announces Revolving Line of Credit with Wells Fargo and PNC

DALLAS--()--Dex Media Holdings, Inc., one of the largest national providers of business and marketing solutions for local businesses, today announced it signed an agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and PNC Bank, N.A. for a revolving line of credit of up to $150 million. The company retired $181 million of Term Debt on December 30, 2016, from the proceeds of this transaction and existing cash.

Key highlights:

  • $150 million accounts receivable secured revolving facility
  • Interest Rate of LIBOR + 4.00%
  • Initial draw of $100 million

“This new revolving line of credit facility with our partners Wells Fargo and PNC significantly reduces our annual interest expense, while providing greater flexibility in our day-to-day cash management,” said Paul Rouse, Dex Media Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer.

Net Debt (unaudited) at December 31, 2016 was $439 million, with the following breakdown:

 
$mm December 31
  2016
Cash $ 40.6
Committed for Repurchase (a)   (34.7 )
Operating Cash $ 5.9  
 
Debt
Term Note September 30 $ 570.5
Retired in Period   (189.2 )
Outstanding Debt $ 381.3  
 
Repurchased - To Be Settled (a)   (36.4 )
Term Debt $ 344.9  
 
Revolving Line of Credit $ 100.0  
Outstanding Debt $ 444.9  
 
Net Debt $ 439.0  
 

Footnotes to Schedule:

  (a)   Company has committed to repurchase debt with par value of $36.4 million for cash of $34.7 million. These trades were not settled as of December 31, 2016.
 

Basis of Presentation and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The financial information accompanying this release provides a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP and adjusted pro forma non-GAAP results. Dex Media believes that the use of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors to gain an overall understanding of its current financial performance. Specifically, Dex Media believes the non-GAAP results provide useful information to management and investors by excluding certain nonrecurring items that Dex Media believes are not indicative of its core operating results. In addition, non-GAAP financial measures are used by management for budgeting and forecasting as well as subsequently measuring Dex Media's performance, and Dex Media believes that non-GAAP results provide investors with financial measures that most closely align to its internal financial measurement processes.

About Dex Media

Dex Media is a full-service media company offering integrated marketing solutions that deliver measurable results. As the marketing department for hundreds of thousands of local businesses across the U.S., Dex Media helps them win, keep and grow their customer base. The company’s widely used consumer services include the DexKnows.com® and Superpages.com® search portals and mobile applications as well as local print directories. For more information about the company, please visit www.DexMedia.com.

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If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what we anticipate. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and, other than as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts

Dex Media Holdings, Inc.
Media Relations Contact:
Maureen Locus, 972-453-7142
maureen.locus@dexmedia.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Nicholas Haughey, 972-453-7637
nicholas.haughey@dexmedia.com

Contacts

Dex Media Holdings, Inc.
Media Relations Contact:
Maureen Locus, 972-453-7142
maureen.locus@dexmedia.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Nicholas Haughey, 972-453-7637
nicholas.haughey@dexmedia.com