Form 8-K LSB INDUSTRIES INC For: Mar 02

March 3, 2022 8:07 AM EST

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Exhibit 10.1

FIFTH AMENDMENT TO

THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

THIS FIFTH AMENDMENT TO THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is entered into as of March 2, 2022 (the “Effective Date”), by and among WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as the arranger and administrative agent (“Agent”) for the Lenders (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below), the Lenders party hereto, LSB INDUSTRIES, INC., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), certain Subsidiaries of Parent designated on the signature pages hereto as borrowers (together with Parent, such Subsidiaries are collectively referred as the “Borrowers”) and certain Subsidiaries of Parent designated on the signature pages hereto as guarantors (such Subsidiaries are collectively referred to as the “Guarantors” and together with the Borrowers, such Guarantors are collectively referred to as the “Loan Parties”).

WHEREAS, the Borrowers, Agent, and the Lenders are parties to that certain Third Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated as of January 17, 2017 (as amended, restated, modified or supplemented from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”); and

WHEREAS, the Borrowers have requested that the Lenders agree to amend the Credit Agreement in certain respects as set forth herein, and the Lenders have agreed to the foregoing, on the terms and conditions set forth herein;

WHEREAS, the Borrowers have requested that the Lenders agree to amend the Credit Agreement in certain respects as set forth herein, and the Lenders have agreed to the foregoing, on the terms and conditions set forth herein.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual agreements herein contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1. Defined Terms. Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Credit Agreement.

2. Amendment to Credit Agreement. In reliance upon the representations and warranties of the Borrowers set forth in Section 6 below, and subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 5 below, the Credit Agreement is hereby amended, which amendment shall first take effect of the date the conditions set forth in Section 5 below are satisfied, as follows:

(a) The definition of the term ““LSB Notes” set forth in Section 1.1 of the Credit Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

LSB Notes” means the general senior secured notes of Parent maturing not earlier than 2026 in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $800,000,000.


3. Continuing Effect. Except as expressly set forth in Section 2 of this Amendment, nothing in this Amendment shall constitute a modification or alteration of the terms, conditions or covenants of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, or a waiver of any other terms or provisions thereof, and the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall remain unchanged and shall continue in full force and effect, in each case as amended hereby.

4. Reaffirmation and Confirmation. Each Loan Party hereby ratifies, affirms, acknowledges and agrees that the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party represent the valid, enforceable and collectible obligations of such Loan Party, and further acknowledges that there are no existing claims, defenses, personal or otherwise, or rights of setoff whatsoever with respect to the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document. Each Loan Party hereby agrees that this Amendment in no way acts as a release or relinquishment of the Liens and rights securing payments of the Obligations. The Liens and rights securing payment of the Obligations are hereby ratified and confirmed by each Loan Party in all respects.

5. Conditions to Effectiveness. This Amendment shall become effective, and the amendment to the Credit Agreement set forth in Section 2 above shall, in each case, become operative, as of the date hereof upon Agent’s receipt of a copy of this Amendment executed and delivered by Agent, the Lenders and the Loan Parties.

6. Representations and Warranties. In order to induce Agent and the Lenders to enter into this Amendment, each Loan Party hereby represents and warrants to Agent and the Lenders that:

(a) after giving effect to this Amendment, all representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party are true, correct and complete in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof) on and as of the date of this Amendment, as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that such representations and warranties relate solely to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true, correct and complete in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof) on and as of such earlier date);

(b) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or will exist after this Amendment becomes effective; and

(c) this Amendment and the Loan Documents, as amended hereby, constitute legal, valid and binding obligations of such Loan Party and are enforceable against such Loan Party in accordance with their respective terms, except as enforcement may be limited by equitable principles or by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws relating to or limiting creditors’ rights generally.

7. Miscellaneous.

(a) Expenses. The Borrowers jointly and severally agree to pay, promptly after demand therefor is made by Agent, all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses of Agent (including reasonable attorneys’ fees of a single firm of counsel to Agent) incurred in connection with the preparation, negotiation, execution, delivery and administration of this Amendment and all other instruments or documents provided for herein or delivered or to be delivered hereunder or in connection herewith. All obligations provided herein shall survive any termination of this Amendment and the Credit Agreement as amended hereby.

 

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(b) Choice of Law and Venue; Jury Trial Waiver; Reference Provision. Without limiting the applicability of any other provision of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, the terms and provisions set forth in Section 13 of the Credit Agreement are expressly incorporated herein by reference.

(c) Counterparts; Electronic Execution. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties on separate counterparts, each of which, when executed and delivered, shall be deemed to be an original, and all of which, when taken together, shall constitute but one and the same Amendment. Execution of any such counterpart may be by means of (a) an electronic signature that complies with the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, as in effect from time to time, state enactments of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, as in effect from time to time, or any other relevant and applicable electronic signatures law; (b) an original manual signature; or (c) a faxed, scanned, or photocopied manual signature. Each electronic signature or faxed, scanned, or photocopied manual signature shall for all purposes have the same validity, legal effect, and admissibility in evidence as an original manual signature. Agent reserves the right, in its discretion, to accept, deny, or condition acceptance of any electronic signature on this Amendment. Any party delivering an executed counterpart of this Amendment by faxed, scanned or photocopied manual signature shall also deliver an original manually executed counterpart, but the failure to deliver an original manually executed counterpart shall not affect the validity, enforceability and binding effect of this Amendment.

[Signature Page Follows]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be executed by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized and delivered as of the date first above written.

 

BORROWERS:

LSB INDUSTRIES, INC.

CHEMEX I CORP.

CHEROKEE NITROGEN LLC

EDC AG PRODUCTS COMPANY L.L.C.

EL DORADO AMMONIA L.L.C.

EL DORADO CHEMICAL COMPANY

EL DORADO NITROGEN, L.L.C.

LSB CHEMICAL L.L.C.

PRYOR CHEMICAL COMPANY

TRISON CONSTRUCTION, INC.

By:   /s/ Kristy Carver
Name:   Kristy Carver
Title:   Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  and Assistant Secretary

 

Signature Page to Fifth Amendment to Third Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement


AGENT AND LENDERS:
WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE, LLC, as Agent
By:   /s/ Becky Rountree
Name:   Becky Rountree
Title:   Vice President
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender
By:   /s/ Becky Rountree
Name:   Becky Rountree
Title:   Vice President

 

 

Signature Page to Fifth Amendment to Third Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LSB INDUSTRIES, INC. ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR NOTES

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – March 3, 2022 – LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE: LXU) (“LSB”) today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $175,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”) for sale in a private offering to eligible purchasers. The Notes constitute a further issuance of the 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2028, of which $500 million aggregate principal amount was issued on October 14, 2021. The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by all of LSB’s existing subsidiaries and by certain of LSB’s future domestic wholly owned subsidiaries.

LSB intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to pursue strategic acquisition opportunities, to fund organic growth (including debottlenecking to increase production capacity and other growth projects) and for general corporate purposes. Pending such application of the net proceeds of this offering, they may be invested in highly rated money market funds, U.S. government securities, treasury bills or short-term commercial paper.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The Notes and the guarantees thereof have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Notes are expected to be offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons outside of the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. This press release is being issued in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.

About LSB Industries, Inc.

LSB Industries, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, manufactures and markets chemical products for the agricultural, industrial, and mining markets. The Company owns and operates three multi plant facilities in El Dorado, Arkansas, Cherokee, Alabama and Pryor, Oklahoma, and operates a facility on behalf a global chemical company in Baytown, Texas. LSB’s products are sold through distributors and directly to end customers throughout the United States and parts of Mexico and Canada.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us, may include projections of our future financial performance including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipated performance based on our growth and other strategies and anticipated trends in our business. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or actual achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or anticipated achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, the offering of the Notes may not ultimately be completed because of general market conditions or other factors, business and market disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, market conditions and price volatility for our products and feedstocks, as well as global and regional economic downturns, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that adversely affect the demand for our end-use products; disruptions in production at our manufacturing facilities; and other financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal and regulatory factors. These and other risk factors are discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.


Moreover, we operate in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for our management to predict all risks and uncertainties, nor can management assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Neither we nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Unless otherwise required by applicable laws, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information or future developments.

Company Contact:

Cheryl Maguire, Executive Vice President & CFO

(405) 510-3524

Fred Buonocore, CFA, Vice President of Investor Relations

(405) 510-3550

[email protected]



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