PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global coatings company, today announced it has entered into a Tenth Amendment to its Credit Agreement in order to, among other things, increase commitments available pursuant to the revolving credit facility, which is currently undrawn, from $400.0 million to $550.0 million and extend the maturity of the revolving credit facility to 2026. The Tenth Amendment is supported by a lending syndicate arranged and led by Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative and collateral agent.
"The amendment to our revolving credit facility is a strategic move intended to bolster our long-term capital structure, which we believe, coupled with our strong free cash flow generation, will allow Axalta to continue on its path of disciplined growth while enhancing our financial flexibility," said Sean Lannon, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Axalta. "The increased capacity and extension of our revolving credit facility will continue to support our intentions to execute and capitalize on our strategic growth initiatives."
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Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the global team at Axalta continues to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in over 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter.
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