PRA Group Announces Amendment and Extension of North American Credit Agreement

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA), a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, announced today that it amended and extended its North American Credit Agreement on July 30, 2021.  The amendment includes the following changes, among other items:

  • Certain negative covenants were amended, including (i) the limit on stock repurchases and the redemption of convertible notes was increased to the sum of (a) $150.0 million per year and (b) 50% of Consolidated Net Income for the previous fiscal year and (ii) PRA's foreign subsidiaries were excluded from the limitations on incurring liens and entering into burdensome agreements.
  • The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (CDOR) Loans and Eurodollar base rate floors were decreased from 0.75% to 0.00% for revolving loans.
  • For Eurodollar Rate Loans, CDOR Rate Loans and Letter of Credit Fees, the Applicable Rate was reduced from 2.50% to 2.25% or, if the Consolidated Senior Secured Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 1.60 to 1.0, from 2.25% to 2.00%.
  • The Unused Fee was reduced from 0.375% to 0.35% or, if the Consolidated Senior Secured Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 1.60 to 1.0, from 0.375% to 0.30%.
  • The LIBOR replacement provisions were updated to reflect the current market approach.

In addition, the maturity date of the agreement has been extended from May 5, 2024 to July 30, 2026. 

"The current market conditions provided us the opportunity to amend and extend our North American Credit Agreement on favorable terms. This amendment provides PRA with additional flexibility, further diversifies our maturity profile and decreases overall costs on the facility. We appreciate the continued partnership from our lenders and their ongoing support of PRA," said Pete Graham, executive vice president and chief financial officer for PRA Group, Inc.

About PRA Group, Inc.
As a global leader in acquiring and collecting nonperforming loans, PRA Group, Inc. returns capital to banks and other creditors to help expand financial services for consumers in the Americas, Europe and Australia. With thousands of employees worldwide, PRA Group, Inc. companies collaborate with customers to help them resolve their debt. For more information, please visit www.pragroup.com.

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Investor Contact:
Darby Schoenfeld, CPA
Vice President, Investor Relations
(757) 431-7913
Darby.Schoenfeld@PRAGroup.com

SOURCE PRA Group