Natuzzi S.p.A. (NYSE:NTZ) ("Natuzzi" or the "Company") announced today that on July 23, 2020 the Company renewed its accounts-receivables securitization facility (the "Securitization Facility") with an affiliate of Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. (the "Assignee") for an additional 5-year period.
Originally entered into in July 2015, the Securitization Facility, as renewed, allows the Company to assign trade receivables to the Assignee for a maximum amount of €40.0 million, on a revolving basis and maintaining only a limited risk in the assigned trade receivables, in exchange for short-term credit, thereby continuing to provide the Company with an important and stable source of liquidity. Notably, under the Securitization Facility, as renewed, the Company is entitled to assign a wider range of trade receivables, thus adding flexibility to the Company’s funding capacity.
"We are pleased for this continuing and fruitful collaboration with our main financial partner. said Vittorio Notarpietro, CFO of the Natuzzi Group. "The renewal of the securitization program under more attractive terms reflects both the high quality of our customers’ portfolio and the Company’s ability to effectively access the capital markets. As we continue to implement our retail-based strategy and restructure our operations, it is extremely important to rely on a multi-year and efficient funding scheme, especially in times of uncertainty such as the current one."
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Certain statements included in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Additional information about potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.
About Natuzzi S.p.A.
Founded in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi, Natuzzi S.p.A. is Italy’s largest furniture house and one of the most important global players in the furniture industry with an extensive manufacturing footprint and a global retail network. Natuzzi is the European lifestyle best-known brand in the upholstered furnishings sector worldwide (Brand Awareness Monitoring Report - Ipsos 2018) and has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since May 13, 1993. Always committed to social responsibility and environmental sustainability, Natuzzi S.p.A. is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified (Quality and Environment), OHSAS 18001 certified (Safety on the Workplace) and FSC® certified (Forest Stewardship Council).
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