CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NN, Inc., (NNBR) a diversified industrial company, today announced that the Company has entered into a new interest rate swap transaction that will provide a fixed rate on $700 million of its senior secured debt through the end of 2020 and will amortize down through October of 2022. The transaction will also reduce NN's interest rate by six basis points on $700 million of its outstanding debt.
Richard Holder, President & Chief Executive Officer, commented, "This is a key development in the execution of our strategic plan. Reducing our interest rate on $700M of our debt and exchanging the variable rate exposure for a fixed rate is a true win-win. Additionally, the transaction de-risks our exposure to interest rate volatility as well as removes another variable from our planning process, as we continue to focus on execution and deleveraging."
NN, Inc., a diversified industrial company combines advanced engineering and production capabilities with in-depth materials science expertise to design and manufacture high-precision components and assemblies for a variety of markets on a global basis. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, NN has 51 facilities in North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America and China.
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