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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.'s SEC Filings

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING PLC filed this Form S-1/A on 03/09/2010
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displayed on the appropriate page of the Telerate screen, or the “Screen Rate,” or (y) if the Screen Rate is not available, the arithmetic mean of the rates (rounded upwards to four decimal places) as supplied to the administrative agent at its request quoted by the reference banks to leading banks in the European Interbank Market. “Applicable Rate” is defined to mean at any time, (x) in respect of the revolving credit facility, the applicable percentage determined in accordance with a pricing grid based on our pro forma consolidated total leverage ratio (the “Total Leverage Ratio”) and (y) in respect of the term loan facilities, 0.75% per annum in respect of Base Rate Loans, 1.75% per annum in respect of Eurodollar Rate Loans and 2.00% per annum in respect of EURIBOR Loans.




Initial Availability.


Revolving loans may be borrowed, repaid and reborrowed at any time; term loans may only be borrowed on April 27, 2006 and no amount of term loans once repaid may be reborrowed.


Incremental Availability.


The Senior Secured Credit Facility provides for an incremental term loan facility and/or incremental revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of $250.0 million, and $100.0 million of such aggregate amount is only permitted to be incurred to finance permitted acquisitions. On December 19, 2006, we borrowed €73.0 million ($95.4 million, at issuance) to finance the purchase of First Technology Automotive, reducing incremental borrowing capacity to $154.6 million. The incremental facilities rank pari passu in right of payment and security with the other Senior Secured Credit Facilities and mature at the final maturity of the term loan facility and the revolving credit facility, respectively. The incremental borrowing facilities may be activated at any time up to a maximum of three times during the term of the Senior Secured Credit Facility with consent required only from those lenders that agree, at their sole discretion, to participate in such incremental facility and subject to certain conditions, including pro forma compliance with all financial covenants as of the date of incurrence and for the most recent determination period after giving effect to the incurrence of such incremental facility.




The borrower and each of the guarantors under the Senior Secured Credit Facility granted the administrative agent and the lenders a valid and perfected first priority (subject to certain customary exceptions) lien and security interest in all of the following:


  (1)   All shares of capital stock of (or other ownership interests in) and intercompany debt of the borrower and each present and future subsidiary of the borrower or such guarantor, and


  (2)   Substantially all present and future property and assets, real and personal, of the borrower or such guarantor, except to the extent (a) the cost of obtaining security interests in any such item of collateral is excessive in relation to the benefit to the lenders or (b) a security interest is prohibited by the terms of the collateral from being granted or would give a third party the right to take action that would substantially impair the value of the collateral.




The Senior Secured Credit Facility requires us to comply with customary affirmative, negative and financial covenants. Set forth below is a brief description of such covenants, all of which are subject to customary exceptions and qualifications:


Affirmative Covenants.


The affirmative covenants require: (i) compliance with laws and regulations (including, without limitation, ERISA and environmental laws); (ii) payment of taxes and other material obligations; (iii) maintenance of