Tower International Announces Lower Interest Rate on $420 Million Term Loan

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LIVONIA, Mich., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tower International, Inc. (TOWR), a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, today announced that it has repriced its $420 million term loan made pursuant to its Term Loan Credit Agreement entered into on April 23, 2013.

The maturity date for the term loan remains April 23, 2020.  The term loan will bear interest at (i) an alternate base rate (which is the highest of the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 1/2% and the Adjusted LIBO Rate (as each such term is defined in the Term Loan Credit Agreement) for a one month interest period, plus 1%) plus a margin of 2.75% or (ii) the Adjusted LIBO Rate (calculated by multiplying the applicable LIBOR rate by a statutory reserve rate, with a floor of 1.00%) plus a margin of 3.75%. Prior to the repricing, Tower was paying interest on the term loan at (i) the alternate base rate plus a margin of 3.50% or (ii) the Adjusted LIBO Rate (calculated by multiplying the applicable LIBOR rate by a statutory reserve rate, with a floor of 1.25%) plus a margin of 4.50%.

In connection with the repricing described above, Tower anticipates that it will incur charges of approximately $5 million in the third quarter of 2013.  These charges relate to a premium paid by the Company and expenses associated with the repricing. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements which constitute forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and are based upon management's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us.  Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance.  We do not assume any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

Contact:
Derek Fiebig
Executive Director, Investor & External Relations
(248) 675-6457
fiebig.derek@towerautomotive.com

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