LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--PharMerica Corporation (”PharMerica” or the “Company”) (NYSE:PMC), a national provider of institutional pharmacy, specialty infusion and hospital pharmacy management services, today announced that it has successfully amended its existing credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, to increase the Company’s borrowing capacity by approximately $150 million.
“This expansion of our borrowing capacity will give PharMerica the financial flexibility to drive further business diversification and value-enhancing growth in 2017”
Under the terms of the amended credit agreement, the revolving facility increased by $60 million and the term loan facility increased by approximately $90 million. The amended credit agreement also increased the accordion feature, which now provides PharMerica with an incremental basket of up to $200 million. Indebtedness under the credit agreement continues to mature on September 17, 2019.
“This expansion of our borrowing capacity will give PharMerica the financial flexibility to drive further business diversification and value-enhancing growth in 2017,” said Greg Weishar, PharMerica Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate the strong support of our lenders and their continued confidence in PharMerica.”
PharMerica Corporation is a leading provider of diversified pharmacy services. PharMerica serves the long-term care, hospital pharmacy management services, specialty home infusion and oncology pharmacy markets. PharMerica operates 95 institutional pharmacies, 17 specialty home infusion pharmacies and 4 specialty oncology pharmacies in 45 states. PharMerica’s customers are institutional healthcare providers, such as skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, individuals receiving in-home care and patients with cancer.
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