DENVER, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), a leading global provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions, announced today that it has amended its credit facility. The financing arrangement represents a $900 million, five-year, multi-currency revolving credit facility with an accordion feature that permits, under certain conditions, an increase in total commitments up to $1.2 billion. The credit facility will provide TeleTech with increased financial flexibility to support working capital, growth-oriented investments, including strategic acquisitions, along with discretionary capital distributions.
"We are pleased with the outcome of our credit facility refinancing. It complements our strong cash flows and balance sheet in pursuing long-term, value-creating opportunities," commented Regina Paolillo, chief financial and administrative officer of TeleTech. "The terms of the credit facility also achieved our primary objectives of increasing the commitment amount, extending the term, improving the pricing, and structurally expanding our financial flexibility."
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BBVA Compass, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Bank of the West, and KeyBank N.A. served as Joint Lead Arrangers for the credit facility, and U.S. Bank, N.A. served as a Documentation Agent. Paul Miller, senior vice president, treasurer and head of investor relations of TeleTech, stated: "We appreciate the leadership and execution of our lead banks and overall support from our syndicate of relationship banks. The beneficial terms of the financing demonstrate that our lenders are comfortable with TeleTech's financial strength and confident in our strategy and growth prospects."
The amended five-year credit facility will expire in February 2021, replacing TeleTech's current credit facility that was due to expire in June 2018.
TeleTech (NASDAQ: TTEC) is a leading global provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions. Founded in 1982, the Company helps its clients acquire, retain and grow profitable customer relationships. Using customer-centric strategy, technology, processes and operations, TeleTech partners with business leadership across marketing, sales and customer care to design and deliver a simple, more human customer experience across every interaction channel. Servicing over 80 countries, TeleTech's 41,000 employees live by a set of customer-focused values that guide relationships with clients, their customers, and each other. To learn more about how TeleTech is bringing humanity to the customer experience, visit TeleTech.com.
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