SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 6, 2016
VOYA FINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
230 Park Avenue
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 309-8200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On May 6, 2016, Voya Financial, Inc. (the Company) amended and restated the terms of the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement (the Amended Credit Agreement), dated as of February 14, 2014 (and filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-35897) filed on February 21, 2014), by entering into a Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement (the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) with a syndicate of banks, a large majority of which participated in the Amended Credit Agreement.
The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement modifies several of the terms of the Amended Credit Agreement including extending the term of the agreement to May 6, 2021 and reducing the total borrowing capacity to $2.25 billion.
Under the terms of the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, an aggregate amount of up to $2.25 billion is available for issuances of letters of credit, with up to a $750 million sublimit of that $2.25 billion available for direct borrowings.
The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement matures on May 6, 2021, and any direct borrowing amount still outstanding will be due in full immediately on that date and any letter of credit obligation still outstanding as of that date must be cash collateralized until no such obligations are outstanding. The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement may be pre-paid at any time in whole or in part without premium or penalty, subject to breakage fees in the event of a prepayment of a Eurodollar Rate Loan other than at the end of the applicable interest period. In most circumstances, amounts repaid or prepaid (whether voluntary or otherwise) may be re-borrowed, subject to certain conditions precedent to borrowing. The unutilized portion of any commitment under the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement may be reduced or terminated by us at any time without penalty.
Interest Rates and Fees
Each Eurodollar Rate Loan under the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement bears interest on the outstanding principal amount owing at a rate equal to LIBOR (which cannot be less than zero) plus the applicable rate described below. A Base Rate Loan under the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement bears interest at a rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.50%, (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Bank of America as its prime rate and (c) the Eurodollar Rate plus 1.00% plus, in each case, the applicable rate described below. The Company pays a fee based on the face value of letters of credit using the applicable rates below.
In addition, the Company pays a commitment fee calculated by multiplying the applicable rate listed in the table below by the unused capacity available under the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
The applicable rate means a percentage per annum to be determined in accordance with the following Debt Rating based pricing grid.
|Commitment Fee||Letters of Credit||Eurodollar
|Base Rate +|
³ A- / A3
BBB+ / Baa1
BBB / Baa2
BBB- / Baa3
< BBB- / Baa3
Voya Holdings Inc., the Companys wholly-owned subsidiary, has provided a guarantee to the Lenders in connection with the obligations owed under the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains negative covenants customarily included in a loan agreement of this type, including restrictions on (i) the granting of liens, (ii) the incurrence of indebtedness and (iii) the sale of assets. In addition, the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement also contains certain financial covenants, including a requirement to maintain a minimum net worth (as defined the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) of $9.6 billion, with adjustments for future equity issuances.
The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement requires us to deliver our financial statements to the Administrative Agent for distribution to each lender (if they are not posted on EDGAR), and to observe (and cause certain of our subsidiaries to observe) certain affirmative covenants subject to materiality and other customary and agreed exceptions. These affirmative covenants include (i) payment of obligations, (ii) preservation of corporate existence and maintenance of assets (including intellectual property rights and relevant licenses), (iii) maintenance of properties, (iv) maintenance of insurance, (v) maintenance of books and records, (vi) inspection rights and (vii) use of proceeds.
Events of Default
The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement sets out certain customary events of default (subject to applicable grace periods) including for, but not limited to, non-payment, breach of certain covenants, breach of representations or warranties, cross default of certain other Indebtedness and the occurrence of an ERISA Event. A Change of Control (as defined in the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement) will constitute an event of default.
Incorporation by Reference
A copy of the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is hereby incorporated into this Section 1.01.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|10.1||Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement dated as of May 6, 2016|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Voya Financial, Inc.|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and|
Dated: May 6, 2016