SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 13, 2013
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|One Riverfront Plaza, Corning, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 607-974-9000
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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|Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Corning Incorporated (Corning or the Company) entered into a new Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement), effective as of March 13, 2013, which amends and restates the Companys existing Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated December 16, 2010 (the Existing Credit Agreement). At the time of the amendment and restatement, there were no borrowings outstanding under the Existing Credit Agreement.
The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is with a bank group comprised of Citibank, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Standard Chartered Bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Wells Fargo, Bank National Association, Bank of China, New York Branch, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and The Bank of New York Mellon. Under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, borrowings are available in Dollars, Sterling, Yen and Euros to Corning and any direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Corning in a maximum amount outstanding at any one time of $1,000,000,000 ($200,000,000 of which is available for Letters of Credit) (the Commitment Amount). The Commitment Amount may be increased over the term by up to $250,000,000 subject to existing or new lenders committing to fund such increase.
The rate of interest payable under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, at Cornings option, is equal to LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 0.680% to 1.200% or a base rate plus a margin ranging from 0.000% to 0.200%. The actual margin is adjustable based upon the debt ratings issued from time to time with respect to Cornings unsecured debt by Moodys Investors Service, Inc. and Standard & Poors. For this purpose, the base rate is the greatest of the rate announced by Citibank, N.A. from time to time as its base rate, the federal funds rate plus 0.5% or the one-month LIBOR plus 1.0%. Corning is also obligated to pay quarterly facilities fees on the aggregate commitments under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is scheduled to terminate on March 13, 2018 (the Termination Date). The Termination Date may be extended by one year on each of March 13, 2014 and March 13, 2015 on Cornings request and subject to the consent of the lenders. The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains affirmative and negative covenants that Corning must comply with, including (a) periodic financial reporting requirements, (b) maintaining a ratio of consolidated debt for borrowed money to consolidated total capital of no greater than 0.50 to 1.00, (c) limitation on liens, (d) limitation on the incurrence of subsidiary indebtedness, and (e) limitation on mergers, as well as other customary covenants. Loans to subsidiaries under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement will be unconditionally guaranteed by Corning.
The Amended and Restated Credit Agreement provides for customary events of default with corresponding grace periods, including failure to pay any principal or interest when due, failure to perform or observe covenants, bankruptcy or insolvency events and change of control. Upon the occurrence of an event of default, the obligations of the lenders to make advances and issue letters of credit may be terminated, the Companys obligation to repay advances may be accelerated, and the Company may be required to post cash collateral in the amount of outstanding letters of credit.
There are no amounts outstanding under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
From time to time, certain of the lenders under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and their affiliates provide customary commercial and investment banking services to the Company.
The foregoing description of the material terms of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.
|Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
As described in Item 1.01 of this report, which is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.02, the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement amends, restates and replaces the Existing Credit Agreement.
|Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information included in Item 1.01 of this report is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
|Financial Statements and Exhibits
10.1 Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of March 13, 2013, among Corning Incorporated, Citibank, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Standard Chartered Bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Wells Fargo, Bank National Association, Bank of China, New York Branch, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and The Bank of New York Mellon.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: March 13, 2013
|Vincent P. Hatton
|Senior Vice President and General Counsel