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): September 30, 2021
CVR ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)|
2277 Plaza Drive, Suite 500
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (281) 207-3200
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||CVI||The New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
CVR Energy, Inc. (“CVR Energy”) indirectly owns 100% of CVR GP, LLC, the general partner of CVR Partners, LP (the “Partnership”). In addition, CVR Energy indirectly owns approximately 36% of the common units representing limited partner interests of the Partnership.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 30, 2021, the Partnership, CVR Nitrogen, LP (“CVR Nitrogen”), East Dubuque Nitrogen Fertilizers, LLC (“East Dubuque”), Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Fertilizers, LLC (“Coffeyville Resources”), CVR Nitrogen Holdings, LLC (“CVR Nitrogen Holdings”), CVR Nitrogen Finance Corporation (“CVR Finance”) and CVR Nitrogen GP, LLC (“CVR Nitrogen GP” and collectively with the Partnership, CVR Nitrogen, East Dubuque, Coffeyville Resources, CVR Nitrogen Holdings, CVR Finance and CVR Nitrogen GP, the “Credit Parties”) entered into a credit agreement (the “ABL Credit Facility”) with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, a national banking association (“Wells Fargo”), as administrative agent, collateral agent and a lender. CVR Energy is not a Credit Party or obligor under the ABL Credit Facility.
The ABL Credit Facility is a senior secured asset based revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $35.0 million with an incremental facility, which permits an increase in borrowings of up to $15.0 million in the aggregate subject to additional lender commitments and certain other conditions. The proceeds of the loans may be used for general corporate purposes of the Credit Parties and their subsidiaries. The ABL Credit Facility provides for loans and letters of credit, subject to meeting certain borrowing base conditions, with sub-limits of $3.5 million for swingline loans and $10.0 million for letters of credit.
The borrowing base at any time equals the sum of (without duplication):
•85% of eligible accounts, plus
•90% of eligible investment grade accounts, plus
•the lesser of (i) 75% of the market value of eligible inventory and (ii) 85% of the net recovery percentage identified in the most recent acceptable appraisal of eligible inventory multiplied by the value of such eligible inventory at such time, provided that the amount included in the borrowing base shall not exceed $10.0 million in the aggregate with respect to eligible precious metals inventory and eligible spare parts inventory and $6.0 million in the aggregate with respect to the value of eligible inventory consisting of eligible domestic in-transit inventory, minus
•the aggregate amount of reserves then established.
Furthermore, all borrowings under the ABL Credit Facility are subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions, including absence of a default and accuracy of representations and warranties.
Interest Rate and Fees
Loans under the ABL Credit Facility initially bear interest at an annual rate equal to, at the option of the borrowers, (i) 1.615% plus SOFR or (ii) 0.615% plus a base rate. Based on the previous quarter’s excess availability, such annual rate could increase to, at the option of the borrowers, (i) 2.115% plus SOFR or (ii) 1.115% plus a base rate.
The borrowers must also pay a commitment fee on the unutilized commitments to the lenders under the ABL Credit Facility equal to (I) 0.50% per annum for the first full fiscal quarter after the closing date and (II) thereafter, (i) 0.25% per annum if utilization under the facility is greater than or equal to 50% of the maximum credit and (ii) 0.50% per annum if utilization under the facility is less than or equal to 50% of the maximum credit. The borrowers must also pay a letter of credit fee (in addition to the fronting fees and commissions, other fees, charges and expenses) that shall accrue at a per annum rate equal to SOFR times the average amount of the letter of credit usage during the immediately preceding month.
Mandatory and Voluntary Repayments
The borrowers are required to repay amounts outstanding under the ABL Credit Facility under specified circumstances, including (i) with the proceeds of certain asset sales, (ii) when the sum of the outstanding revolving loans (inclusive of swing loans and protective advances) plus the amount of aggregate amount of all outstanding letters of credit and all unpaid drawings at any time exceeds the loan cap (i.e. the lesser of the maximum credit and the borrowing base) at such time, and (iii) under certain conditions, with the proceeds of certain extraordinary receipts, indebtedness and issuances of any equity interests. In addition, the borrowers are permitted to voluntarily prepay amounts outstanding under the ABL Credit Facility at any time.
Amortization and Final Maturity
There is no scheduled amortization under the ABL Credit Facility. All outstanding loans under the facility are due and payable in full on September 30, 2024.
Guarantees and Security
The obligations under the ABL Credit Facility and related guarantees are secured by a first priority security interest in the Credit Parties’ inventory, accounts receivable, deposit, securities and commodity accounts and related assets and a second priority security interest in substantially all of the Credit Parties’ other assets, in each case subject to exceptions.
In connection with the entering into the ABL Credit Facility, on September 30, 2021, (i) the Credit Parties and Wells Fargo, as administrative agent and collateral agent for the secured parties in respect of the ABL Credit Facility, entered into a guaranty and security agreement (the “ABL Security Agreement”) and (ii) Wilmington Trust, National Association (“WTNA”), in its capacity as the 2028 Notes Trustee and, in such capacity, as other parity lien representative, UBS AG, Stamford Branch (“UBS”), as the former ABL facility collateral agent, Wells Fargo as the successor ABL collateral agent, WTNA, in its capacity as the 2023 Notes Trustee and, in such capacity, as applicable parity lien representative, the collateral trustee and the Partnership (on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries) entered into a joinder agreement (the “Joinder Agreement”) to that certain intercreditor agreement dated as of September 30, 2016 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified to date), among UBS, as administrative agent and collateral agent, WTNA, as other applicable parity lien representative under the 2023 Notes Indenture and the 2028 Notes Indenture, WTNA, as collateral trustee, the Partnership, CVR Nitrogen Finance and the other subsidiaries of the Partnership party thereto which sets forth the relative priority of the liens securing any parity lien obligations, including the 2028 Notes and the 2023 Notes, compared to the liens securing the obligations under the existing ABL Facility. Capitalized terms used, but not defined, herein have the meaning set forth in the ABL Credit Facility.
Restrictive Covenants and Other Matters
The ABL Credit Facility requires the Credit Parties in certain circumstances to comply with a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio test, and contains other restrictive covenants that limit the Credit Parties’ ability and the ability of their subsidiaries to, among other things, incur liens, engage in a consolidation, merger, purchase or sale of assets, pay dividends, incur indebtedness, make advances, investments and loans, enter into affiliate transactions, issue certain equity interests, create subsidiaries and unrestricted subsidiaries and create certain restrictions on the ability to make distributions, loans and asset transfers to the other Credit Parties or their subsidiaries.
The ABL Credit Facility contains certain customary representations and warranties, affirmative covenants and events of default.
The descriptions of the ABL Credit Facility, the ABL Security Agreement and the Joinder Agreement above are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the agreements, attached hereto as exhibits 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3, respectively, each of which is incorporated herein by reference.
Termination of Partnership’s Existing ABL Credit Agreement
On September 30, 2021, the Credit Parties terminated their $35.0 million ABL Credit Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2016, as amended, among the Credit Parties and UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent, subject to survival of any provisions which by their express terms survive termination.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are being “furnished” as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
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.
Date: October 4, 2021
|CVR Energy, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Dane J. Neumann|
|Dane J. Neumann|
|Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President – Finance & Treasurer|