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): August 3, 2021
LHC GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
901 Hugh Wallis Road South, Lafayette, LA 70508
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On August 3, 2021, LHC Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “LHC Group”) entered into an Amended and Restated Senior Credit Facility (the “2021 Credit Facility) which amends and restates in its entirety the prior Senior Secured Credit Facility, dated as of March 30, 2018 (the “2018 Credit Facility”).
The total lender commitment under the 2021 Credit Facility is $800 million, with an additional uncommitted incremental $500 million facility, and the term of the 2021 Credit Facility expires on August 3, 2026. The 2021 Credit Facility will bear interest, at the Company’s option, at either (i) the prevailing London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) (with interest periods of one, three or six months at the Company’s option) plus a spread of 1.25%—2.00% based on a customary leverage-ratio grid or (ii) the prevailing prime or base rate plus a spread of 0.25%—1.00% based on a customary leverage-ratio grid. The 2021 Credit Facility requires a minimum LIBOR rate of 0%. Additionally, the Company will be required to pay an annual commitment fee of 0.15%—0.30% on the average daily unused portion of the 2021 Credit Facility commitment based on a customary leverage-ratio grid. The 2021 Credit Facility contains customary provisions addressing LIBOR Replacement mechanics.
Under the terms of the 2021 Credit Facility, the Company will be required to maintain certain financial ratios and comply with certain financial covenants, many of which were adjusted from the levels set forth in the 2018 Credit Facility to account for company growth. The 2021 Credit Facility will allow the Company to make certain restricted payments within certain parameters provided the Company maintains compliance with those financial ratios and covenants after giving effect to such restricted payments or, in the case of repurchasing shares of its stock, so long as such repurchases are within certain specified baskets. The foregoing description of the 2021 Credit Facility does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the 2021 Credit Facility, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto, and incorporated into this report by reference
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Amended and Restated Senior Secured Credit Facility, dated August 3, 2021, between LHC Group, Inc., the Lenders Party Thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as Administrative Agent.
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document
The annexes and exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. The Company hereby undertakes to furnish copies of any of the omitted annexes and exhibits to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.
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.
LHC GROUP, INC.
Date: August 3, 2021
/s/ Dale Mackel
Chief Financial Officer