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GNC Holdings, Inc. Reaches Agreement with Lenders for Extension on Debt Maturity Dates

PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC), a global health and wellness brand that helps people live well, announced today that it has reached an agreement with required lender groups to

Benzinga · 05/15/2020 20:30

PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC), a global health and wellness brand that helps people live well, announced today that it has reached an agreement with required lender groups to extend the springing maturity dates for certain loans.   

As previously disclosed, GNC’s Tranche B-2 term loan, FILO term loan and revolving credit facility feature springing maturities that, prior to today’s amendments, were to become due on May 16, 2020 if certain conditions were not satisfied. Due to COVID-19 related impacts on its business, the Company expected it would not be able to reduce the amount outstanding under the convertible notes to less than $50 million by May 16, a requirement to avoid the springing maturity.

As a result of discussions with its lenders, GNC entered into amendments to its loan agreements to extend the springing maturity dates for the term loan facility, FILO credit facility and revolving credit facility until August 10, 2020, subject to certain conditions that, if not met, would cause the extended springing maturity date to move forward to June 15, 2020.

The Company continues to explore all strategic options available to it to refinance and restructure its debt to drive business continuity and protect the long term financial interests of the Company and the interests of the Company’s key stakeholders. GNC will share additional updates when the Company's Board of Directors has approved a specific alternative or transaction or determined that further disclosure is appropriate or legally required.

GNC’s founding principles of delivering high quality science-based health and wellness products remain strong and are more relevant in today’s environment than ever before. The Company remains committed to executing on its business strategies that will position it for long-term growth to the benefit of its stakeholders.