WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
(NYSE: THS) today announced the completion of a $100 million private placement
debt issuance. These senior unsecured notes have a seven year bullet maturity
and a fixed coupon rate of 6.03%. The proceeds from the sale of notes will be
used to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes.
TreeHouse previously disclosed that it had amended its five year revolving
line of credit by increasing its capacity from $400 million to $500 million,
lowering the associated interest rates and fees and extending the termination
date of the agreement to August 31, 2011. The combination of increased
capacity under the revolving credit agreement and issuance of senior unsecured
notes increases the company's debt capacity by $200 million.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Sam K. Reed, CEO and Chairman of
TreeHouse said, "We are very pleased that both the private placement and the
amended credit agreement were oversubscribed, which shows the confidence our
lenders have in our business model. We not only increased the amount of
capital we have access to, but we also reduced our costs of borrowing. The
increase in available financial capacity facilitates our strategy of fueling
growth through strategic acquisitions."
About TreeHouse Foods
TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery
and foodservice channels. Its products include pickles and related products;
non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; private label soup and infant feeding
products, and other food products including aseptic sauces, refrigerated salad
dressings, and liquid non-dairy creamer. TreeHouse believes it is the largest
manufacturer of pickles and non-dairy powdered creamer in the United States
based on sales volume.
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actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be
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TreeHouse's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 discusses some of
the factors that could contribute to these differences. You are cautioned not
to unduly rely on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date made, when evaluation the information presented in this presentation.
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change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.
SOURCE TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
CONTACT: TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Investor Relations, +1-708-483-1300 ext
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