PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson Technologies, Inc. (HDSN) today announced that it has entered into a new revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, which provides up to $60 million in borrowing capacity from time to time, subject to a borrowing base. In conjunction with entry into the Wells Fargo credit facility, the Company repaid in full its revolving loans from PNC Bank, National Association and the revolving credit facility with PNC Bank was terminated. Furthermore, on December 19, 2019 Hudson entered into a Waiver and Fourth Amendment to its Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement (the “Fourth Amendment”).
Kevin Zugibe, Chairman and CEO of Hudson Technologies, stated, “We are pleased to have entered into a new revolving credit facility as well as to have successfully amended our existing term loan facility. We appreciate the support of our new and existing lending partners and the patience of our shareholders as we finalized these agreements and we look forward to driving improved operating performance as we enter 2020.”
The Fourth Amendment waived financial covenant defaults at June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2019 and amended the Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement to reset the maximum total leverage ratio financial covenant through December 31, 2021; reset the minimum liquidity requirement; and added a minimum LTM adjusted EBITDA covenant.
Additional details regarding the new revolving credit facility, the Fourth Amendment to the term loan facility, and related matters, will be provided in a Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Hudson Technologies
Hudson Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative and sustainable solutions for optimizing performance and enhancing reliability of commercial and industrial chiller plants and refrigeration systems. Hudson's proprietary RefrigerantSide® Services increase operating efficiency, provide energy and cost savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the plant’s carbon footprint while enhancing system life and reliability of operations at the same time. RefrigerantSide® Services can be performed at a customer's site as an integral part of an effective scheduled maintenance program or in response to emergencies. Hudson also offers SMARTenergy OPS®, which is a cloud-based Managed Software as a Service for continuous monitoring, Fault Detection and Diagnostics and real-time optimization of chilled water plants. In addition, the Company sells refrigerants and provides traditional reclamation services for commercial and industrial air conditioning and refrigeration uses. For further information on Hudson, please visit the Company's web site at www.hudsontech.com.
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