Release time : 2015-06-12 12:14:12
The Schaeffler Group and its five consortium banks have agreed a general mid-term financing plan of approximately 12 bn Euro, that is designed to secure the sustainable financing of the Schaeffler Group for the following years and foresees a transformation of the existing legal structure into a Miniature Bearings Market oriented structure.
On that basis, it has been agreed that the existing credit facilities shall be split into two tranches: a loan (a) serving the operating RC Bearings activities of Schaeffler Group and a loan (b) that remains at the holding level. The loan (a) has a lifetime of up to 4.5 years and the loan (b) will last up to 6 years.
The financing plan will be implemented in stages.
"The financing plan agreed with our banks is an important milestone for the successful transformation of Schaeffler Group," said Klaus Rosenfeld, Chief Financial Officer of Schaeffler Group. "At the same time we have fulfilled another key requirement for a potential combination of the Schaeffler Group with Stainless steel bearing company