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): May 15, 2019
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
7665 Corporate Center Drive
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(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Ordinary shares, par value $.001 per share||NCLH||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On May 15, 2019, NCL Corporation Ltd. (“NCLC”), a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., entered into a Credit Agreement with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and as collateral agent, and certain other lenders thereto (the “Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement”), providing for term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $260,000,000. The term loans drawn under the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement shall be used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, to prepay all outstanding indebtedness under that certain loan agreement, dated as of September 22, 2006, as amended, among Norwegian Epic, Ltd. and the lenders party thereto (the “Norwegian Epic Agreement”). The maturity date of the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement is May 15, 2022.
Interest Rate and Fees
The loans under the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement shall bear interest at a per annum rate of LIBOR plus a margin of 0.80%. In addition to paying interest on outstanding loans under the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement, NCLC is required to pay customary agency fees.
Payments, Reductions and Prepayments
The loans under the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement shall be repaid in semiannual amounts equal to $37.44 million, commencing on the six month anniversary of the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement, with the balance payable on the maturity date.
NCLC may voluntarily and permanently repay the loans drawn under the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time, subject to payment of breakage fees.
NCLC shall be required to prepay outstanding amounts under the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement upon the sale or total loss of the NORWEGIAN JEWEL vessel.
Guarantee and Security
All obligations of NCLC under the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement will be guaranteed by Norwegian Jewel Limited, and will be secured by a first priority perfected security interest in the equity of the Norwegian Jewel Limited, a first lien ship mortgage on the NORWEGIAN JEWEL vessel and by first priority assignments of certain interests related to the NORWEGIAN JEWEL vessel.
This summary of the Norwegian Jewel Credit Agreement, including the guarantee thereof, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the relevant agreements.
|Item 1.02.||Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement|
On May 15, 2019, NCLC repaid all amounts outstanding under, and terminated, the Norwegian Epic Agreement.
|Item 2.03.||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.|
The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: May 16, 2019||NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS LTD.|
|By:||/s/ Mark A. Kempa|
|Mark A. Kempa|
|Executive Vice President|
|and Chief Financial Officer|