Roermond, The Netherlands,

Sif reaches agreement on refinancing


Sif Holding N.V. (Euronext symbol SIFG / ISIN code NL0011660485) - Regulatory news

Sif Holding N.V. today announces that it has reached an agreement with RABO bank, ING, ABN AMRO, Euler-Hermes and Tokio Marine concerning the refinancing of the Company. The new credit facility of € 350 million in total replaces the facility of € 250 million in total set to expire mid-2019.

The new facility expires 22 February 2022, with two one-year extension options. The facility consists of a revolving credit facility of € 100 million and a committed guarantee facility of € 250 million. The previous arrangement had a revolving credit facility of € 90 million with committed guarantee facilities of € 160 million. The increase in facilities serves to support SIF's future business.

Margins and commitment fees remain unchanged at Euribor plus a surcharge that depends on the leverage and solvency on a quarterly basis. The new leverage (net debt/EBITDA) should be equal to or less than 2.5 (was 1.5 under the expiring facility) and the solvency should be equal to or more than 30% in 2019 and 35% during the years beyond 2019.

Sif Holding CFO, Leon Verweij
This amended and broader facility provides sufficient flexibility to pursue our strategy going forward. This new agreement assures Sif a financing structure that fits the characteristics of our Company.
Sif Holding CFO, Leon Verweij

The financing arrangement has also been made sustainable. Sif can earn discounts of max 0.05% if certain sustainability KPI's are reached.


About Sif Holding N.V.

Sif is a total solutions provider for design engineering and excellent manufacturing of offshore foundations for wind farms, including logistics and marshalling services. Sif traditionally serves the North-Western European markets and is exploring its global presence. Sif combines two highly automated and flexible production facilities in Roermond and Rotterdam (Tweede Maasvlakte) with technology leadership in rolling and welding of heavy steel plates, which is based on 75 years of experience and innovative in-house developed techniques and processes. Sif primarily produces monopiles, transition pieces and piles that are used to anchor jacket foundations in the seabed for offshore wind turbines.