TUCKER, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GMS Inc. (NYSE:GMS) (the “Company”), a leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, GYP Holdings III Corp. ("GYP III") has closed on the refinancing of its existing term loan. The new borrowings consist of a $578 million term loan facility due in 2023. Borrowings under the new term loan will bear interest at a floating rate based on LIBOR, with a 1.00% floor, plus 3.00%, representing a fifty basis point improvement compared to the previous term loan’s interest rate. Net proceeds from the new term loan and cash on hand were used to repay GYP III’s previous first lien term loan of $478 million and approximately $94 million of loans under its asset based revolving credit facility as well as related expenses.
Doug Goforth, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, stated, “We are pleased with the strong performance of our business which has allowed us to further enhance our financial capacity while reducing the interest rate on our first lien debt through this opportunistic transaction. Our capital structure continues to provide the Company with ample flexibility to pursue and support our profitable growth strategy, which includes sourcing and integrating select acquisitions to further strengthen our market leading position.”
Founded in 1971, GMS operates a network of more than 205 distribution centers across the United States. GMS’ extensive product offering of wallboard, suspended ceilings systems, or ceilings, and complementary interior construction products is designed to provide a comprehensive one-stop-shop for our core customer, the interior contractor who installs these products in commercial and residential buildings.
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