DP World extends maturity date on $1bn loan

World's third largest port operator says it has secured attractive market terms
By Reuters
Wed 19 Jun 2013 12:08 PM

DP World, the world's third-largest port operator, said on Wednesday that it has extended the maturity date on a $1bn revolving credit facility for an additional year as it secured attractive market terms.

The loan maturity has been extended to the second quarter of 2018 from the second quarter of 2017, the company said in a statement. The original loan had carried an interest rate of 225 basis points over the London interbank offered rate (Libor), according to Thomson Reuters data.

"The facility provides DP World with flexibility to manage cash flow and investment in its portfolio. This flexibility is now available for a further year," the statement said.

The port operator, one of the more profitable assets of debt ridden Dubai World, repaid $3 billion of debt in March last year using cash held on the group's balance sheet.

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