MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 6, 2022 / Standard Premium Finance Management Corporation, a subsidiary of Standard Premium Finance Holdings, Inc. ('Standard') (OTCQX:SPFX) last week executed an amendment to its line of credit agreement with its primary lender, First Horizon Bank, a subsidiary of First Horizon Corp. ('First Horizon') (NYSE:FHN). The agreement extends the term of the line of credit through November 30, 2025, and also includes favorable changes to the interest rate and financial covenants.
'We are excited to prolong our relationship with First Horizon', said William Koppelmann, CEO of Standard. 'Partnering with an $89 billion dollar lender has allowed us the resources to expand aggressively throughout 2021 and 2022. By signing a three-year commitment with us, First Horizon indicates their commitment to our growth strategy and potential as a public company. We are invigorated by the opportunities that our business relationship with First Horizon will continue to produce.'
Highlights of the Loan Amendment
- Three-year Maturity. Asset-based lending agreements have been generally trending towards two-year terms. A three-year term provides more stability and requires fewer company resources shopping around for lenders. A three-year term also implies a strong outlook for our company and industry in the current macroeconomic environment.
- Term SOFR Replacing Term LIBOR. As LIBOR is being phased out by June 2023, we have safeguarded from the potential volatility of acquiring a line of credit during that period. Our research concluded that a Term SOFR index rate should lead to more favorable interest rates for ourselves and our customers.
- Tiered Pricing. The interest rate on the line of credit is now priced based on our leverage ratio. We can take advantage of lower interest rates by adjusting our capital structure to include additional equity financing. Immediately upon execution, we enjoyed a lower interest rate based on the pricing tier of our current leverage ratio.
- Removal of Minimum Subordinated Debt Requirement. The new amendment adopted a minimum tangible net worth requirement in place of a minimum subordinated debt requirement, which allows us more flexibility in organizing our capital structure through equity financing. This affords us more opportunities when negotiating mergers and acquisitions with potential target companies.
- Changes to Acceptable Receivables. Definitions surrounding the acceptable receivables of the loan were slightly modified, generally in a positive manner to allow for more eligibility from our loan portfolio.
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About Standard Premium Finance Holdings, Inc.
Standard Premium Finance Holdings, Inc. is an insurance premium finance company providing insurance premium financing solutions to businesses and individuals. With over 200 collective years of insurance premium finance experience, Standard Premium Finance is best positioned to consult and assist our valued partner agents and client base on every aspect of their insurance premium financing. Standard is an industry-leading premium finance company with annual loan originations of approximately $120 million with loans ranging from $500 to over $500,000.
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