HSN, Inc. Completes New $600 Million Credit Facility
New Credit Facility Replaces Existing $150 Million Facility
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI) announced today that it has entered into a new $600 million five-year credit facility, replacing a $150 million revolving credit facility that was set to expire in July 2013. The new credit facility, which includes a $350 million Revolving Credit Facility ("Revolver") and a $250 million delayed draw Term Loan ("Term Loan"), expires in April 2017.
Loans under the Revolver and the Term Loan bear interest at a per annum rate equal to LIBOR plus 1.50% to 2.25%, based on HSNI's leverage ratio (the beginning LIBOR margin will be 1.50%). The Term Loan must be drawn by December 31, 2012. Proceeds from the new credit facility are available for general corporate purposes, including working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, share repurchases and redemption of the company's $240 million 11.25% Senior Notes, due August 2016 and callable August 1, 2012 at a price of 105.625%.
"The new credit facility strengthens our liquidity profile and provides us with significant additional financial flexibility at attractive rates," said Judy Schmeling, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, HSN, Inc. "We appreciate the strong support from our bank group and their demonstrated confidence in HSNi."
Additional details regarding the credit facility are available in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2012.
About HSN, Inc.
HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI) is a $3 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores. HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer which offers a curated assortment of exclusive products combined with top brand names, now reaches approximately 96 million homes (24 hours a day, seven days a week, live 364 days a year). HSN.com is a top 10 trafficked digital sales site that offers a differentiated digital experience by leveraging content, community and commerce. In addition to its existing media platforms, HSN is the industry leader in transactional innovation, including services such as HSN Shop by Remote®, the only service of its kind in the U.S., the HSN Shopping App for mobile handheld devices and HSN on Demand®. Cornerstone comprises leading home and apparel lifestyle brands including Ballard Designs®, Chasing Fireflies®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill®, Grandin Road®, Improvements®, Smith + Noble®, The Territory Ahead® and TravelSmith®. Cornerstone distributes more than 300 million catalogs annually, operates nine separate digital sales sites and operates 15 retail and outlet stores.
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Forward Looking Statement
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Released April 25, 2012