TMS International Corp. Completes Repricing of Term Loan
March 21, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA, March 21, 2013 – TMS International Corp. (NYSE: TMS), the parent company of Tube City IMS Corporation (“TCIMS”), a leading provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills globally, today announced that the company successfully completed a repricing of its $300 million term loan facility that is expected to reduce its cash interest costs by approximately $3 million annually.
The expected savings are driven by a reduction in the applicable margin charged on Eurodollar borrowings under the facility from 450 basis points to 375 basis points, and by a reduction in the interest rate floor applicable to Eurodollar borrowings from 125 basis points to 100 basis points.
About TMS International Corp.
TMS International Corp., through its subsidiaries, including Tube City IMS Corporation, is the largest provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills in North America as measured by revenue and has a substantial and growing international presence. The company provides mill services at 81 customer sites in 11 countries and operates 35 brokerage offices from which it buys and sells raw materials across five continents.
Forward Looking Statements
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