Matador Resources Company Announces Closing of New Credit Agreement
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador Resources”, “Matador” or the “Company”) announced today the closing of a new amended and restated credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement, which is dated November 18, 2021 and is more formally described as the Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, amends and restates that certain Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of September 28, 2012 among MRC Energy Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“MRC”), as borrower; various lenders as individual parties thereto; Royal Bank of Canada, as administrative agent to the agreement; and Matador Resources as a guarantor.
Under the Credit Agreement signed on November 18, 2021,
- the maturity date was extended by three years to October 31, 2026, from October 31, 2023 previously, unless accelerated earlier;
- the borrowing base was increased by 50% to $1.35 billion, as compared to $900 million previously;
- the elected borrowing commitment was reaffirmed at $700 million; and
- the maximum facility amount was reaffirmed at $1.5 billion.
Additional financial terms and covenants under the Credit Agreement are included in the Form 8-K that will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Joining Royal Bank of Canada are Truist Bank, Bank of America, The Bank of Nova Scotia, PNC Bank, KeyBank, Comerica Bank, U.S. Bank, Iberiabank (First Horizon Bank), Amegy Bank and Cathay Bank as the lenders under the Credit Agreement
Joseph Wm. Foran, Matador’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “We are pleased today to announce the closing of our new Credit Agreement extending the maturity date to October 31, 2026. We are particularly pleased by the 50% increase in our borrowing base to $1.35 billion, as compared to $900 million previously, which we believe reflects the confidence of our lenders in the increasing value and quality of Matador’s oil and natural gas reserves and our growing financial strength. We greatly value the relationships with our lenders and are grateful for their continued support over many years, which has made a difference in our business. We are also excited today to welcome KeyBank, U.S. Bank and Amegy Bank to our bank group going forward.”
About Matador Resources Company
Matador is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. Its current operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Matador also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana. Additionally, Matador conducts midstream operations, primarily through its midstream joint venture, San Mateo, in support of its exploration, development and production operations and provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, natural gas, oil and produced water gathering services and produced water disposal services to third parties.
For more information, visit Matador Resources Company at www.matadorresources.com.
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