SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 2, 2010
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On June 2, 2010, Cabot Corporation (the Company) entered into a $450 million revolving credit agreement (the Credit Agreement) with Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Syndication Agent, and the other lenders party thereto. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement may be made in multiple currencies and used for working capital requirements, letters of credit and other general corporate purposes. The facility matures on June 2, 2014. Concurrently with entering into the Credit Agreement, the Company terminated its $400 million revolving credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A. and the other lenders thereto, which, by its terms, was scheduled to mature in August 2010.
The Credit Agreement requires the Company to comply on a quarterly basis with certain financial covenants, including a subsidiary debt to total capitalization ratio, a consolidated leverage ratio and an interest coverage test. The Credit Agreement also includes negative covenants restricting or limiting, subject to exceptions, the Companys ability to, among other things, engage in certain transactions, as well as customary representations and warranties, affirmative covenants and events of default.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 7, 2010