Berry Plastics Corporation Announces Plans for Incremental Term Loan
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) announced today that its subsidiary, Berry Plastics Corporation (“Berry”), has determined that it intends to obtain commitments for $1.4 billion of first lien senior secured term loans (rather than $1.0 billion, as previously announced), to be structured as an incremental facility under Berry's existing term loan credit agreement (such loans, the “New Loans”). Berry intends to use the net proceeds from the borrowing of the New Loans to redeem all of its outstanding 8 ¼% First Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2015, Second Priority Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2014, First Priority Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2015 and 10¼% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2016 (the “Redemption”). Berry is in discussion with lenders regarding the New Loans; however, there can be no assurance that Berry will obtain the commitments in the time frame or on the terms it expects, or at all or that the Redemption will occur. The Redemption will be made, if at all, pursuant to the redemption terms and notice provisions of the applicable indentures.
About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $4.8 billion in fiscal 2012. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY. For additional information, visit the Company's website at www.berryplastics.com.
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