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Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) ("Textainer", the "Company", "we" and "our"), the world's largest lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size, today announced that Textainer Marine Containers III Limited ("TMCL III"), a newly established indirect wholly-owned asset owning subsidiary, closed its offering of $300.9 million in aggregate principal amount of Series 2013-1 Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes (the "Notes").
Additionally, Textainer recently established a $300 million asset backed revolving credit facility under Textainer Marine Container IV Limited (“TMCL IV”), a new indirect wholly-owned asset owning subsidiary. The facility provides Textainer a source of financing for a diversified pool of older containers to assist in managing the container age limits in the Company’s other term and warehouse facilities.
“We are pleased to complete our most recent debt offering which locks in fixed rate debt at attractive levels below any of our existing fixed rate notes,” commented Hilliard C. Terry, III, Textainer Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "This financing establishes a new and more flexible trust structure for future debt issuance. We are also pleased to have recently completed the TMCL IV revolving facility dedicated to financing aged containers.”
The Notes, initially purchased by BofA Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities, represent fully amortizing notes payable on a straight-line basis over a scheduled term of ten years, but not to exceed the maximum term of twenty-five years. The Notes which are rated “A” by Standard & Poor’s have a fixed interest rate, payable monthly, of 3.90% per annum and were sold at approximately 99.5% of par value resulting in a bond equivalent yield on the Notes of 4.05% per annum.
The proceeds from the issuance of the Notes will be used by TMCL III to acquire shipping containers from Textainer’s other asset owning subsidiaries, Textainer Limited and Textainer Marine Containers II Limited. These entities are expected to partially repay certain outstanding floating rate indebtedness. The proceeds will also be used by TMCL III to fund a restricted cash account, to pay the costs of issuance of the Notes and for general corporate purposes. The Notes are secured by a pledge of TMCL III's assets.