NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) announced today that it has successfully completed
its previously announced private offering of $500 million aggregate
principal amount of 4.750% senior notes due 2026 (the "Offering").
MSCI intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for general
corporate purposes, including, without limitation, buybacks of its
common stock and potential acquisitions.
MSCI also announced that it amended its revolving credit agreement (the
"Amendment" and as so amended, the "Revolving Credit Agreement") to,
among other things, (i) permit the Company to increase aggregate
commitments available to be borrowed by $20 million to an aggregate of
$220 million, (ii) increase the maximum consolidated leverage ratio (as
defined therein) from 3.75:1.00 to 4.25:1.00 and (iii) extend the term
from November 2019 to August 2021.
On an adjusted basis, after giving effect to the Offering and the
Amendment, the Company expects interest expense, including the
amortization of financing fees, to be approximately $56 million for the
second half of 2016 and approximately $116 million on an annualized
basis (assuming no additional debt is incurred, including borrowings
under the Revolving Credit Agreement, and no adjustment to the
applicable rate under the Revolving Credit Agreement).
For more than 40 years, MSCI's research-based indexes and analytics have
helped the world's leading investors build and manage better portfolios.
Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of
performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and
innovative research. Our line of products and services includes indexes,
analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. MSCI
serves 97 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most
recent P&I ranking. MSCI#IR
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Other factors that could materially affect actual results, levels of
activity, performance or achievements can be found in MSCI's Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 26, 2016
and in quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K
filed or furnished with the SEC. If any of these risks or uncertainties
materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect,
actual results may vary significantly from what MSCI projected. Any
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risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to MSCI's operations,
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