NEWTON, Mass., June 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) today announced that it has entered into a new $1 billion five-year credit facility, replacing its existing $600 million credit facility.
Under a new credit agreement, among other things, the company has access to (i) a $1 billion unsecured revolving credit facility, (ii) an interest rate on borrowings and commitment fees based on the company's and its subsidiaries' consolidated leverage ratio and (iii) uncommitted incremental revolving loan and term loan facilities, subject to compliance with leverage covenants and other conditions. The $1 billion credit facility will be used for general corporate purposes. Thirteen financial institutions participated in the credit facility.
"The new credit facility strengthens our liquidity profile and provides us with significant additional financial flexibility at attractive rates. We appreciate the strong support from our bank group, led by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and their demonstrated confidence in TripAdvisor," said Julie Bradley, TripAdvisor's Chief Financial Officer.
In connection with the company's entrance into the new credit agreement, the company repaid in full and terminated its existing credit agreement.
Additional details regarding the new credit agreement are available in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 30, 2015.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than million reviews and opinions covering million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl, www.besttables.com and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014
** Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015
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