SOURCE: Koppers Holdings Inc.

Koppers Holdings Inc.

March 28, 2011 08:38 ET

Koppers Extends Bank Agreement

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), has amended its existing credit agreement with a syndicate of banks led by Pittsburgh-based PNC and co-led by RBS Citizens Bank and Bank of America as joint book runners (the "Amendment"). The previous agreement that was due to expire October 31, 2013 has been amended to extend the expiration to March 22, 2015. The agreement continues to provide for a revolving credit facility of $300 million at an initial interest rate of LIBOR plus 225 basis points and is subject to certain covenants including maximum leverage and minimum fixed charges coverage. Additionally, the Amendment allows for a higher level of foreign investment.

"We are pleased to be able to extend our bank agreement, and we appreciate our long-standing relationship with PNC and the other banks in our syndicate," said Walter W. Turner, president and CEO of Koppers. Mr. Turner continued, "This amendment extends our maturity and also provides for the flexibility to pursue even more aggressively our emerging market growth strategy."

About Koppers

Koppers, with corporate headquarters and a research center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global integrated producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products. Including its joint ventures, Koppers operates facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia, and China. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KOP." For more information, visit us on the Web: www.koppers.com. Questions concerning investor relations should be directed to Leroy M. Ball at 412 227 2118 or Michael W. Snyder at 412 227 2131.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and may include, but are not limited to, statements about sales levels, restructuring, profitability and anticipated expenses and cash outflows. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. All statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature are forward-looking, and words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "may," "will," "should," "continue," "plans," "intends," "likely," or other similar words or phrases are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement contained herein, in other press releases, written statements or other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or in Koppers communications with and discussions with investors and analysts in the normal course of business through meetings, phone calls and conference calls, regarding expectations with respect to sales, earnings, cash flows, operating efficiencies, product introduction or expansion, the benefits of acquisitions and divestitures or other matters as well as financings and repurchases of debt or equity securities, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies. Many of these risks, uncertainties and contingencies are beyond our control, and may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance or achievements. Factors that might affect such forward-looking statements, include, among other things, general economic and business conditions, demand for Koppers goods and services, competitive conditions, interest rate and foreign currency rate fluctuations, availability of key raw materials and unfavorable resolution of claims against us, as well as those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Koppers, particularly our latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Any forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after that date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. 

Contact Information

  • For Information:
    Leroy M. Ball
    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    412 227 2118
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