-- Facility Increased to $850 million and Extended to 2027 --
HOUSTON, May 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX), a leading provider of commercial, industrial, and institutional heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical contracting services, today announced that it has amended its existing senior debt facility to increase the credit commitment amount to $850,000,000 and to extend the term to July 5, 2027. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is the Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent for the facility.
Brian Lane, Comfort Systems USA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are incredibly pleased that our lenders have graciously provided us with additional capacity, improved economic terms, and increased flexibility as we continually seek to invest in our people and create value for our stockholders. The facility complements our strong balance sheet and demonstrates strength in an industry where owners especially value financially strong partners."
The credit commitment under the facility has increased from $600,000,000 to $850,000,000, and the facility has a new five-year term. The new facility includes improved credit costs, greater capacity, and more favorable covenants. The amendment also provides added flexibility with respect to acquisitions, dividends, and stock buybacks.
Mr. Lane concluded, "This long-term facility will support our operations, fund continued investment, and strengthen our ability to return cash to our stockholders."
Comfort Systems USA® is a premier provider of business solutions addressing workplace comfort, with 173 locations in 128 cities around the nation. For more information, visit the Company’s website at comfortsystemsusa.com.
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