LONDON, July 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM) (“Ferroglobe”, the “Company”, or the “Parent”), a leading global producer of silicon metal, silicon-based and manganese-based ferroalloys, announces today that its subsidiary issuers of the 9.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) have given a notice of partial redemption of such Notes at 102.34375% of the principal amount plus accrued interest. The issuers elect to redeem an aggregate principal amount of $150 million of the Notes plus accrued and unpaid interest of approximately $14 million, assuming the expected redemption date of July 31, 2023.
The Notes are expected to be redeemed with cash on the balance sheet.
Beatriz Garcia-Cos, Ferroglobe’s Chief Financial Officer, commented, “We are pleased to announce a significant debt redemption, which is yet another example of our steadfast progress in strengthening our balance sheet. This transaction reduces our outstanding senior secured notes balance by half to approximately $150 million, providing the company with more financial flexibility going forward while saving nearly $15 million in annual interest expense. Following completion of this transaction, Ferroglobe will have paid down more than $200 million of its senior secured notes since the end of March 2022 and reduced gross debt to less than $250 million.”
Ferroglobe is a leading global producer of silicon metal, silicon and manganese-based ferroalloys serving a customer base across the globe in dynamic and fast-growing end markets, such as solar, automotive, consumer products, construction and energy. The Company is based in London. For more information, visit https://investor.ferroglobe.com.
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