/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVTI) announced today the extension and amendment of its revolving credit facility as of
August 31, 2010
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer,
David R. Parker
, made the following comments: "We are very pleased to announce the extension and amendment of our
revolving credit facility with Bank of America and J.P. Morgan. The maturity date was extended by three years to
. In addition, the pricing grid was amended to eliminate the LIBOR floor on our interest rate grid, reduce the applicable margin for base rate and LIBOR borrowings across all levels of the grid and reduce our unused line fees, with an effective date of
for the new rates. Based on our
of availability under the facility at
June 30, 2010
, the effective interest rate on outstanding borrowings would have been reduced by 245 basis points, the letter of credit fees would have been reduced by 125 basis points and the unused line fees would have been reduced by 25 basis points under the amended facility. We appreciate the expression of confidence and support from our lenders. Our sole financial covenant did not change in the amendment, and based on our financial and operating expectations, we expect to comply with the applicable financial covenant for the foreseeable future."
Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. is the holding company for several transportation providers that offer premium transportation services for customers throughout
the United States
. The consolidated group includes operations from Covenant Transport and Covenant Transport Solutions of
; Southern Refrigerated Transport of
; and Star Transportation of
. The Company's Class A common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select under the symbol, "CVTI".
This press release
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ects," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "intends," and similar terms and phrases. Forward-looking statements
are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and
are inherently sub
ect to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, which could cause future events and actual results to differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements. In this press release, the statement regarding expected compliance with financial covenants is a forward-looking statement. Please review the risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our
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SOURCE Covenant Transportation Group, Inc.