Kosmos Energy successfully completes modification and extension of reserve-based loan facility
DALLAS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Kosmos Energy (NYSE / LSE: KOS) (âKosmosâ or the âCompanyâ) today announced that it has completed the amendment and extension of its reserve-based loan facility ( “RBL”).
As part of the amendment, Kosmos elected to reduce the overall size of the facility from $ 1.5 billion to $ 1.25 billion in order to reduce the reliance on the RBL facility and the costs of ‘commitment after the successful completion of the issuance of the company’s senior notes in February 2021. The amendment includes two – one-year term extension, with the final maturity of the RBL facility in March 2027.
Along with the spring review, the company’s lender syndicate approved a base borrowing capacity of $ 1.24 billion with outstanding borrowings of $ 1.0 billion. The slight reduction in borrowing capacity includes the impact of a long-term decline in oil prices, agreed in March 2021 with the banking union. Total commitments as of May 7, 2021 stood at $ 1.21 billion, with the company planning to increase its total commitments to $ 1.25 billion in the second quarter of 2021, as other lenders complete their process. final credit approval. The margin increased by 50 basis points from the previous facility, reflecting the current banking market environment, with a margin of LIBOR +375 basis points in the first three years of the modified RBL facility.
In line with the Company’s focus on sustainable development, the amendment includes a mechanism allowing two environmental, social and governance (âESGâ) key performance indicators (âKPIsâ) to have an impact on margin based on emissions targets and the achievement of certain third-party ESG ratings. . KPIs are expected to be agreed upon in the September 2021 re-determination.
The RBL plant is guaranteed against the company’s production assets in Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, with the first amortization payment scheduled for March 2024. Kosmos’ gas assets in Mauritania and Senegal are unencumbered.
“We are pleased to have completed this RBL amendment and extension, and thank our banking group for their continued support. Following the recent senior note offering, Kosmos has increased its liquidity and settled all major debt maturities through the end of 2024. For the first time, we are integrating ESG KPIs into our RBL framework, which will provide an economic incentive to maintain and further improve our strong ESG. credits. With two major financing transactions completed to date in 2021, the company is well positioned to meet its strategic and financial goals for the year, âsaid Neal Shah, Chief Financial Officer.
About Kosmos Energy
Kosmos is an independent, full-cycle deepwater oil and gas exploration and production company specializing along the Atlantic margins. Our main assets include production off Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and the Gulf of Mexico in the United States, as well as world-class gas development off Mauritania and Senegal. Kosmos is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange and trades under the ticker symbol KOS. As an ethical and transparent company, Kosmos is committed to doing things the right way. The company’s business principles express our commitment to transparency, ethics, human rights, safety and the environment. Learn more about this commitment in our corporate responsibility report. For more information, visit www.kosmosenergy.com.
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