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): February 15, 2013
TMS INTERNATIONAL CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
12 Monongahela Avenue
P.O. Box 2000
Glassport, PA 15045
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrants principal executive offices)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On February 15, 2013, TMS International Corp. (the Company) announced that, with respect to the previously announced repricing and amendment of the outstanding senior secured Term Loan B (the Term Loan) of Tube City IMS Corporation (TCIMS), the Companys wholly owned subsidiary, the Term Loan lenders have informed the Company that the lenders have agreed to approve certain amendments to the Term Loan (the Amendment). The Amendment is expected to become effective on March 21, 2013, immediately following the first anniversary of the Term Loan issuance, to utilize the more favorable repricing options available at such time.
Under the Amendment, in addition to certain changes to the Term Loans restrictive covenants, the applicable margin used to calculate the amount of interest payable on borrowings under the Term Loan would be reduced. Borrowings under the Term Loan currently bear interest at a rate equal to an applicable margin plus, at TCIMS option, either (a) a base rate calculated in a customary manner (which will never be less than the adjusted Eurodollar rate plus 1%) or (b) an adjusted Eurodollar rate calculated in a customary manner (with a floor of 1.25%). The applicable margin is currently 3.50% per annum with respect to base rate borrowings and 4.50% per annum with respect to Eurodollar rate borrowings. Once the Amendment becomes effective, the applicable margin will be 2.75% with respect to base rate borrowings and 3.75% with respect to Eurodollar rate borrowings, and the interest rate floor with respect to Eurodollar rate borrowings will be reduced to 1.00%.
The Company makes no assurance that the Amendment will become effective as described or at all.
Certain information in this report contains forward-looking statements with respect to the Companys financial condition, results of operations or business or its expectations or beliefs concerning future events. Such forward-looking statements include the discussions of the potential new debt refinancing, the Companys business strategies, estimates of the Companys expected Adjusted EBITDA and the Companys expectations concerning future operations, margins, profitability, liquidity and capital resources. Although the company believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that any forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements may be preceded by, followed by or include the words proposed, may, will, believe, expect, anticipate, intend, plan, estimate, could,
might, or continue or the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions that may cause the companys actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different. Additional information relating to factors that may cause actual results to differ from the Companys forward-looking statements can be found in the Companys most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and elsewhere in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any such statement to reflect new information, or the occurrence of future events or changes in circumstances.
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.
|TMS INTERNATIONAL CORP.|
|Date: February 15, 2013|
|Daniel E. Rosati|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|