|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 21, 2021|
|CLECO CORPORATE HOLDINGS LLC|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
2030 Donahue Ferry Road
Pineville, Louisiana 71360-5226
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (318) 484-7400
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|Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:|
|Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC: None||Cleco Power LLC: None|
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 21, 2021, Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC (“Cleco Holdings”) entered into a revolving credit agreement under which it can, subject to the terms and conditions therein, borrow up to $175.0 million (the “Credit Agreement”) and a $266.0 million term loan agreement (the “Term Loan” and, together with the Credit Agreement, the “Agreements”). The Agreements replace Cleco Holdings’ existing revolving credit agreement and term loan agreement. The Credit Agreement has a term that extends through May 21, 2026. Under the Credit Agreement, Cleco Holdings is required to maintain total indebtedness less than or equal to 65% of total capitalization. The borrowing costs under the Credit Agreement are currently equal to LIBOR plus 1.625% or ABR plus 0.625%, plus commitment fees of 0.275%. If Cleco Holdings’ credit ratings were to be downgraded one level by Fitch Ratings, Inc., Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, Cleco Holdings may be required to pay higher fees and additional interest of 0.125%. The Term Loan has a term that extends through May 21, 2024. The Term Loan bears interest at an interest rate of LIBOR plus 1.625% or ABR plus 0.625%. The Agreements include customary covenants, representations and warranties, and LIBOR-transition provisions.
The foregoing description of the Agreements and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Agreements, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
|CLECO CORPORATE HOLDINGS LLC|
|Date: May 26, 2021||By:||/s/ Tonita Laprarie|
|Controller and Chief Accounting Officer|