Christie/AIX Amends Credit with GE Commercial Finance

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Tue, 05/12/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm Digital Cinema has announced that its Phase 1 subsidiary Christie/AIX has entered into an amendment to its senior credit facility with GE Commercial Finance.   The company says that the amendment significantly relaxes the financial covenant ratios that C/AIX is required to meet every quarter through the maturity of the loan in 2013.  In addition the new arrangement allows C/AIX to pay approximately $5 million in cash to its parent company Cinedigm as well as increase its ability to pay annual fees to Cinedigm.   Reflecting current market conditions the amendment increases the interest rate on the credit facility from 4.5 percent to 6 percent above LIBOR and sets a LIBOR floor of 2.5 percent.  C/AIX will pay a 0.5 percent amendment fee on the outstanding balance of $183.9 million. Bud Mayo chief executive officer of Cinedigm says “This amendment demonstrates the strength of our relationship with GE and its confidence in Cinedigm’s leading industry position as well as our ability to execute on our business plan.  With this amendment in place we have improved our liquidity and our ability to grow across all divisions of Cinedigm.  We expect C/AIX to remain well within its financial covenant requirements through the loan maturity in 2013.  We thank GE and its co-lenders for their ongoing support as we continue the rollout of digital cinema systems to theatres nationwide.” Cinedigm Digital Cinema