FirstCity Financial Corporation Secures $15 Million Credit Facility
WACO, Texas, May 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FirstCity Financial Corporation (FCFC) today announced that it has closed on a $15 million revolving credit facility with a Central Texas banking syndicate led by First National Bank of Central Texas and joined by Central National Bank. The new credit facility provides FirstCity up to $15 million, subject to borrowing base requirements, to finance its senior debt and equity portion of distressed asset acquisitions, and to provide the company with additional working capital. FirstCity's borrowing base under this loan facility currently supports utilization of the entire $15 million credit commitment.
Commenting on the transaction, James T. Sartain, President and CEO of FirstCity, said, "We are pleased to have this credit facility available to us, which enhances FirstCity's liquidity position and provides another financing option to take advantage of investment opportunities in this robust market. We view this transaction as an important building block in securing a larger-scale credit facility in the future."
This credit facility matures in August 2013, and is secured by substantially all of the assets held by FC Investment Holdings Corporation (a FirstCity wholly-owned subsidiary) and its subsidiaries. The credit facility allows for repayment over time as cash flows from the underlying pledged assets are realized (i.e. this loan facility does not have a scheduled amortization). In addition, FirstCity provided an unlimited guaranty for the repayment of this loan facility.
Additional details regarding this credit facility will be available in FirstCity's Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or prior to Friday, May 25, 2012.
FirstCity Financial Corporation is a diversified financial services company with operations dedicated primarily to distressed asset acquisitions and servicing, and special situations investments. FirstCity has offices in the United States and affiliate organizations in Europe and Latin America. FirstCity common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
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