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Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Duke Royalty Limited

Increased £30M Credit Facility on Improved Terms

RNS Number : 7387L
Duke Royalty Limited
10 September 2019
 

10 September 2019

 

Duke Royalty Limited

("Duke Royalty", "Duke" or the "Company")

 

Increased £30 Million Credit Facility on Improved Terms

 

Duke Royalty Limited (AIM: DUKE), a provider of alternative capital solutions to a diversified range of profitable and long-established businesses in Europe and abroad, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new £30 million revolving facility agreement with its existing provider, Honeycomb Investment Trust PLC (the "New Credit Facility"), on improved terms.

 

The New Credit Facility replaces the previous £15 million facility agreement, assumed by Duke as part of its acquisition of Capital Step announced on 4 February 2019.  The increased facility will support Duke in delivering its growth strategy by providing access to additional capital, at a reasonable cost, without relying solely on equity markets. It is also expected to improve shareholder returns by minimising cash drag after equity placings.

 

The material terms relating to the New Credit Facility are as follows:

·     Revolving credit facility of £30 million, increased from the current level of £15 million

·     Five-year term, expiring in September 2024, straight line amortization beginning in year four

·     Interest rate equal to LIBOR plus 7.25% per annum, which represents an improvement of 225bps on the previous rate of 9.5%

·     Uncommitted accordion facility - subject to a loan to value threshold, with a larger equity base, the New Credit Facility could increase up to £50 million

 

Neil Johnson, CEO of Duke Royalty, said:

"We have achieved our stated goal of increasing our credit facility on better terms. This will provide Duke with a lower average cost of debt, an increased maturity profile and improved covenants over the inherited facility from Capital Step.

 

"We are also pleased that the increase in the facility enables Duke to continue investing in new identified royalty partners and to make additional follow-ons to existing royalty partners, which are already under discussion, to pursue their strategic objectives."

 

**ENDS**

 

For further information, please contact www.dukeroyalty.com, or contact:

 

Duke Royalty Limited

Neil Johnson / Charlie Cannon Brookes

 

+44 (0) 1481 741 240

Cenkos Securities plc 

(Nominated Adviser and Broker)

 

Julian Morse / Michael Johnson / Stephen Keys / Callum Davidson

+44 (0) 207 397 8900

Newgate Communications

(PR)

 

Elisabeth Cowell / Ian Silvera / Tom Carnegie

+44 (0) 20 3757 6880

[email protected]

 

About Duke Royalty

 

Duke Royalty Limited provides alternative capital solutions to a diversified range of profitable and long-established businesses in Europe and abroad. Duke Royalty's experienced team provide financing solutions to private companies that are in need of capital but whose owners wish to maintain equity control of their business. Duke Royalty's royalty investments are intended to provide robust, stable, long term returns to its shareholders. Duke Royalty is listed on the AIM market under the ticker DUKE and is headquartered in Guernsey.

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

 

 

 

 


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