NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Data Corporation (“First Data”) (NYSE: FDC) today announced that it has received affirmative responses from new and existing lenders to provide approximately $3.7 billion of term loans due March 2021. This transaction and the expected prepayments from the proceeds of First Data’s previously announced and priced offering of $900 million of its 5.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 allows First Data to refinance the remaining approximately $4.6 billion of its U.S. dollar denominated term loans due March 2018. The successful completion of this transaction is subject to market and other conditions and there can be no assurance that it can be completed on the terms contemplated or at all.
“This approximately $3.7 billion term loan transaction, coupled with the recent $900 million bond deal we priced, refinances the majority of our 2018 debt maturities,” said Himanshu Patel, Chief Financial Officer, First Data. “First Data will continue to take advantage of opportunities to improve our capital structure as they arise.”
About First Data
First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,500 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.
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