SOURCE: Saia, Inc.

Saia, Inc.

July 01, 2013 10:09 ET

Saia Increases and Extends Credit Facility

JOHNS CREEK, GA--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) -  Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), a leading transportation provider offering multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL), non-asset truckload and logistics, today announced that it has amended its revolving credit facility to increase Saia's borrowing capacity, lower certain interest rates and extend the term.

On June 28, 2013, the Company entered into an amendment to its revolving credit facility with BOKF, NA dba Bank of Oklahoma, N.A., SunTrust Bank, Bank of America, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and Regions Bank.

The amendment to the Company's revolving credit facility includes the following:

  • Increases the size of the available credit from $150 million under the previous credit agreement to $200 million and continues to make available an accordion feature that allows for an additional $40 million in commitments under the facility
  • Extends the maturity under the previous credit agreement to five years from the effective date to June 28, 2018
  • Reduces the performance-based interest rate pricing grid such that the Company expects to achieve more favorable borrowing costs under the amended facility than under the previous credit agreement. This amendment reduces pricing by approximately 50 basis points on usage and 25 basis points on the non-use fee while adding an additional lower level to the pricing grid
  • Revises the financial covenants favorably by suspending certain requirements related to the borrowing base limitations and collateral administration

"I am pleased with the terms of this agreement as it reflects the credit market's recognition of Saia's continued improvement in our financial results. This new agreement provides flexibility for Saia's future growth opportunities," said Saia Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer James A. Darby. "We thank our lending group for their ongoing support."

This description of the amendment to the revolving credit facility is a summary only and is qualified by reference to the full text of the amendment, a copy of which will be filed in a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). 

Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) offers customers a wide range of less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services. Saia LTL Freight operates 147 terminals in 34 states. With headquarters in Georgia, Saia employs 8,000 people. For more information on Saia, Inc. visit the Investor Relations section at

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