Navigant Consulting Financing Oversubscribed and Increased to $500 Million
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2007--Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), a global consulting firm providing dispute, investigative, operational, risk management and financial advisory solutions to legal counsel, government agencies and companies experiencing regulatory or structural challenges, today announced that the Company has finalized the increase of its unsecured multi-bank credit facility to $500 million.
As announced on April 26, 2007, the Company is increasing its current unsecured multi-bank credit facility to support its previously announced stock repurchase authority (including the Company's modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer), as well as the Company's ongoing growth initiatives. The final, amended agreement with the banks increased the current unsecured multi-bank credit facility from $200 million to $500 million, with the option to increase the credit facility by another $100 million.
"As originally announced, the Company was targeting to increase the credit facility to $450 million, but based on the positive response from the banking community, we have increased the facility by an additional $50 million, to $500 million," stated William M. Goodyear, Chairman and CEO. "We are extremely pleased with the favorable response from our banking partners, including the new banks that have joined the facility. This financing will provide us with added flexibility as we continue to invest in the Company's future growth initiatives."
The syndication was led by Bank of America Securities LLC, and LaSalle Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., was the joint lead arranger.
About Navigant Consulting
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized independent consulting firm providing dispute, financial, regulatory and operational advisory services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change and on the issues driving these transformations. "Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at www.navigantconsulting.com.
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CONTACT: Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Ben W. Perks, 312-573-5630
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
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