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CELADON GROUP, INC. (NYSE:CGI) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Credit Agreement Amendment
On April 12, 2019, Celadon Group, Inc. (the Company) entered into a Sixteenth Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the Amendment) by and among the Company, certain subsidiaries of the Company as guarantors, Bank of America, N.A., as lender and Administrative Agent, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Citizens Bank, N.A., both as lenders, which amends the Company\’s existing Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated December 12, 2014, among the same parties (as amended, the Credit Agreement). Among other changes, the Amendment (i) consented to the disposition of the Companys Logistics Business (as defined below); (ii) consented to the Companys entry into a settlement agreement and the making of an initial payment required by such agreement; (iii) deferred to April 30, 2019 the previously scheduled reductions to the aggregate commitments by all lenders (Aggregate Commitments), maximum level of outstanding loans and letter of credit obligations (Maximum Outstanding Amount), and loan sub-limit (the Maximum Borrowing Amount); (iv) provided that upon consummation of the disposition of the Logistics Business each of the Maximum Outstanding Amount and Maximum Borrowing Amount would be reduced by the greater of (A) $51.1 million and (B) the actual net cash proceeds received by the Company in the disposition, less $4,138,600; (v) provided that upon consummation of the disposition of the Logistics Business, the Aggregate Commitments would be reduced to an amount equal to the Maximum Outstanding Amount, plus $13.0 million; and (vi) amends financial covenant levels for the Lease-Adjusted Total Debt to EBITDAR Ratio for the April 30, 2019 testing period, Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the April 30, 2019 testing period, and Maximum Disbursements for the April 28, 2019 through May 24, 2019 testing period, primarily to permit potential delays in consummating the Logistics Business disposition and certain updates to the Companys budget.
After giving effect to the Logistics Business disposition, the Aggregate Commitments were approximately $146.2 million, the Maximum Outstanding Amount was approximately $133.2 million, and the Maximum Borrowing Amount was approximately $98.2 million.
The description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Amendment, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1.
Disposition of Logistics Business
On April 15, 2019, the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Celadon Trucking Services, Inc., Celadon Logistics Services, Inc., and Hyndman Transport Limited (collectively, the Sellers) entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the Purchase Agreement) with TA Dispatch, LLC (the Buyer), a PS Logistics, LLC subsidiary, to which the Buyer purchased substantially all of the assets used in the Companys Logistics business division (the Logistics Business). The Purchase Agreement included an effective financial transfer date of April 1, 2019. The enterprise value for the transaction was approximately $60.0 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments, after pay down of equipment debt and capital leases, payment of transaction expenses, and expected purchase price adjustments, with the proceeds used to reduce borrowings under the Credit Agreement and to provide additional liquidity to the Company. The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants, and indemnification provisions.
In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, the Logistics Business generated approximately $139.0 million in revenue and approximately $10.1 million in operating income. As of December 31, 2018, the Logistics Business had total assets of approximately $30.0 million.
The description of the Purchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Purchase Agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.2.
Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
The disclosure contained in Item 1.01 above under the heading \”Disposition of Logistics Business\” is incorporated herein by reference. Such description of the Purchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Purchase Agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.2.
On April 15, 2019, in connection with the disposition of the Logistics Business, the Company entered into a Secondment (Loaned Employee) Agreement (the Loaned Employee Agreement) with the Buyer concerning the employment of Jon Russell. Under the Loaned Employee Agreement, the Company agreed to provide Mr. Russells services to the Buyer as a seconded employee of the Company. The Loaned Employee Agreement provides that Mr. Russell will devote approximately 50% of his time to the Buyer and approximately 50% of his time to the Company and that the Buyer will reimburse the Company for approximately 50% of the cost of Mr. Russells salary, benefits, and other employee costs, excluding incentive compensation. The Loaned Employee Agreement is scheduled to expire on April 15, 2020, but may be terminated earlier by the parties under certain circumstances.
The description of the Loaned Employee Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Loaned Employee Agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.3.
In connection with the Loaned Employee Agreement, Mr. Russell ceased to be the principal operating officer of the Company on April 15, 2019. Paul Svindland, the Companys Chief Executive Officer, assumed the role of the Companys principal operating officer on such date.
Mr. Svindland, 48, has served as the Companys Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors since July 2017. Mr. Svindland previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Farren International Holdings, Inc., a private equity backed holding company for multiple trucking companies, and held such positions since its merger with EZE Trucking Holdings, Inc. in July 2016. Prior to the merger, Mr. Svindland had served as Chief Executive Officer of EZE Trucking Holdings, Inc. since April 2014.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 15, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the disposition of the Logistics Business. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The information contained in Items 7.01 and 9.01 and Exhibit 99.1 hereto shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
The information contained in Items 7.01 and 9.01 hereof and Exhibit 99.1 hereto contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act and such statements are subject to the safe harbor created by those sections and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such statements are made based on the current beliefs and expectations of the Companys management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results or events may differ from those anticipated by forward-looking statements. Please refer to various disclosures by the Company in its press releases, stockholder reports, and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information concerning risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may affect future results.
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EX-10.1 2 exhibit101.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 (SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT TO AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED APRIL 12,…
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About CELADON GROUP, INC. (NYSE:CGI)
Celadon Group, Inc. (Celadon) is a truckload freight transportation provider. The Company’s segments are asset-based, asset-light, and equipment leasing and services. Its services involve point-to-point shipping for its customers within the United States, between the United States and Mexico, and between the United States and Canada. The Company’s primary asset-based services include the United States domestic dry van, refrigerated and flatbed service; cross-border service between the United States and each of Mexico and Canada; intra-Mexico and intra-Canada service; contract service; regional and specialized short haul service, and rail intermodal service. The Company’s primary asset-light services include freight brokerage, warehousing, less-than truckload consolidation and supply chain logistics services. Celadon’s equipment leasing and services segment consists primarily of leasing activities with independent contractors and other trucking fleets.
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