MIAMI, Nov. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Money Express, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMXI) (“Intermex” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s leading omnichannel money transfer services to Latin America, today reported that has entered into a First Amendment Agreement (the “Amendment”) to its Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of June 24, 2021 (the “Credit Agreement”), with KeyBank National Association as administrative agent, and the other lenders from time to time party to the Credit Agreement.
The Amendment generally updates the Credit Agreement to replace LIBOR as a benchmark interest rate for loans with the secured overnight financing rate as administered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“SOFR”).
The Amendment also provides the Company with increased flexibility to make certain restricted payments, including the repurchase shares of its common stock, without limitation so long as the Consolidated Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement), as of the then most recently completed four fiscal quarters of the Company, after giving pro forma effect to such restricted payments, is 2.25 to 1.00 or less. In addition, the Company may make restricted payments that do not exceed, in the aggregate during any fiscal year, the greater of (i) $23,750,000 and (ii) 25% of Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Agreement) for the then most recently completed four fiscal quarters of the Company.
“This amendment to our Credit Agreement significantly increases our financial flexibility to resume the execution of our previously announced stock repurchase program, as market conditions and other factors warrant, as well as, completing the transition away from LIBOR,” commented Andras Bende, chief financial officer of Intermex. “We very much appreciate the support of our lending group and we believe that this demonstrates another step in the growth and increased financial strength of Intermex,” Mr. Bende continued.
Interest on the term loan and revolving loans under the Credit Agreement may, at the Company’s election from time to time, be determined by reference to SOFR plus an index adjustment of 0.10% and an applicable margin ranging between 2.50% and 3.00% based upon the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio, as calculated pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement. Loans (other than term Loans), may also bear interest at the Base Rate, the definition of which has also been revised.
Except as amended by the Amendment, the Credit Agreement remains in full force and effect.
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About International Money Express, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Intermex applies proprietary technology enabling consumers to send money from the United States and Canada to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Mexico and Guatemala, eight countries in Africa, two countries in Asia, and two counties in Europe, through a network of independent neighborhood agents and company-owned stores. The Company provides the digital movement of money through a network of agent retailers in the United States and Canada; through Company-operated stores; digitally through our mobile app; and via the Company’s website. Transactions are fulfilled and paid through thousands of retail and bank locations in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Intermex is headquartered in Miami, Florida, with international offices in Puebla, Mexico, and Guatemala City, Guatemala. For more information about Intermex, please visit www.intermexonline.com.
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