Cannae Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNNE) ("Cannae" or the "Company") today announced that The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation ("Dun & Bradstreet"), a Cannae portfolio company, has accepted an amendment to its existing credit agreement that reduces the interest rate applicable to its $2,530 million term loan B facility ("Term Loan B"). The interest rate applicable to the Term Loan B as a result of the amendment is LIBOR plus 400 basis points, a reduction of 100 basis points from the previous interest rate of LIBOR plus 500 basis points. Excluding the costs of the transaction and future principal payments, the lower interest rate will save Dun & Bradstreet approximately $25 million in interest costs annually through the maturity of the Term Loan B.
The maturity date for the Term Loan B remains February 8, 2026 and no changes were made to the financial covenants or scheduled amortization. The deal was priced on January 29, 2020 and will close and fund on February 10, 2020.
About Cannae Holdings, Inc.
Cannae (NYSE:CNNE) holds majority and minority equity investment stakes in a number of entities, including Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, O’Charley’s, LLC, 99 Restaurants Holdings, LLC and Coding Solutions Topco, Inc.
Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
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This press release should be read in conjunction with the risks detailed in the "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements," "Risk Factors," and other sections of the Company’s Form 10-K, 10-Q and other filings with the SEC.
Although we have attempted to identify important risk factors, there may be other risk factors not presently known to us or that we presently believe are not material that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. If any of these risks materialize, or if any of the above assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results and developments may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. For the reasons described above, we caution you against relying on any forward-looking statements, which should also be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included elsewhere in this press release. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release speaks only as of the date on which we make it. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or to revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise, except as may be required by law. Comparisons of results for current and any prior periods are not intended to express any future trends or indications of future performance, unless specifically expressed as such, and should be viewed as historical data.
Jamie Lillis, Managing Director, Solebury Trout, 203-428-3223, email@example.com