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EP Infrastructure signs new €800M term, revolving facilities agreement

EP Infrastructure, a.s. has signed a new €800 million term and revolving facilities agreement.

Both the facilities, consisting of a €400 million term loan and a €400 million revolving credit facility, are unsecured and have a five-year term.

EP Infrastructure, or EPIF, which operates gas and power transmission and distribution assets in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, said Jan. 20 that it plans to use the proceeds to fully refinance its existing bank debt.

"The ability of EPIF to secure new sources enables to meet our financing strategy of continuous extension of our tenors while optimizing interest costs," EPIF Vice Chairman Gary Mazzotti said. "As part of the agreement, EPIF has also achieved upsizing of its revolving credit facility from €250 million to €400 million which provides for enhanced flexibility."

The deal had a number of investment banks acting as mandated lead arrangers and book runners, with UniCredit Bank AG acting as agent.

EPIF is 69% owned by Czech utility Energetický a prumyslový holding a.s. and 31% by CEI Investments SARL, an entity owned by a Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets-managed consortium.