For the quarter and full year periods ended December 31, 2011, the above table reflects the following events: (i) the Company recorded a gain on the sale of certain properties during the first quarter of 2011; (ii) the Company recorded a gain on the modification of a lease agreement; (iii) the Company recorded a gain from an insurance settlement; (iv) the Company recorded certain severance costs; and (v) the Company recorded the effect of a reduction in the fair value of its terminated ineffective interest rate swap partially offset by the continued amortization of the accumulated other comprehensive loss related to the ineffective interest rate swap into interest expense. The adjusted benefit from income taxes reflected in the table is comprised of the Company's effective tax rate excluding the valuation allowance related to its deferred tax assets, a tax benefit related to our intra period income tax allocation to other comprehensive income and the tax effect of significant special items. The adjusted benefit from income taxes assumes the Company's deferred tax assets are realizable.
The Company intends to amend and extend its $400 million U.S. revolving credit facility. The amendment will extend the maturity by three years from the closing date. It is expected that the maximum available credit under the U.S. revolving credit facility will be increased by $22.5 million to $422.5 million. The amended U.S. revolving credit facility is also expected to continue to have a $100 million uncommitted accordion credit facility to potentially increase the maximum available credit to $522.5 million. The amended U.S. revolving credit facility is expected to have covenants substantially similar to those in the existing U.S. credit facility.
The Company has engaged Wells Fargo Capital Finance ("Wells Fargo") as sole lead arranger for the transaction. Wells Fargo has informed the Company that it has received commitments from several financial institutions with respect to the U.S. revolving credit facility, subject to execution of satisfactory documentation and the completion of the $40 million rights offering of common stock announced on January 10, 2013. Closing is expected to occur concurrently with the completion of the rights offering of common stock. The definitive terms of, and the obligations of BlueLinx, Wells Fargo, and/or any members of the syndicate of financial institutions to enter into such an amendment to the U.S. revolving credit facility is subject to additional discussions and negotiations among the parties, and there is no assurance that an amendment to the existing U.S. revolving credit facility will be consummated.