Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events

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Subsequent Events
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
On October 1, 2015, we announced that our 2033 Senior Notes continue to be convertible by holders of such notes. We have elected to satisfy our conversion obligation under the 2033 Senior Notes in shares of our Common Stock. This conversion right has been triggered because the closing price per share of our Common Stock has exceeded $9.19, or 130% of the initial conversion price of $7.07, for at least 20 of 30 consecutive trading days during the period ending on September 30, 2015. The conversion right was previously triggered during the quarters ended March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2015. The 2033 Senior Notes will continue to be convertible until December 31, 2015, and may be convertible thereafter, if one or more of the conversion conditions specified in the Indenture, dated as of January 30, 2013, by and between the Company and Wells Fargo Bank N.A., is satisfied during future measurement periods. Pursuant to the Indenture, a holder who elects to convert the 2033 Senior Notes will receive 141.4827 shares of our Common Stock plus such number of additional shares as is applicable on the conversion date per $1,000 principal amount of 2033 Senior Notes based on the early conversion provisions in the Indenture.
On November 5, 2015, Bio-Reference and certain of its subsidiaries entered into a new credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“CB”), as lender and administrative agent (the “New Credit Agreement”), which replaces Bio-Reference’s existing loan agreement with PNC (the “Existing Loan Agreement”). The New Credit Agreement provides for a $175.0 million secured revolving credit facility and includes a $20.0 million sub-facility for swingline loans and a $20.0 million sub-facility for the issuance of letters of credit. Bio-Reference may increase the credit facility to up to $275.0 million on a secured basis, subject to the satisfaction of specified conditions. The new credit facility matures on November 5, 2020 and is guaranteed by all of Bio-Reference’s domestic subsidiaries. The new credit facility is also secured by substantially all assets of Bio-Reference and its domestic subsidiaries, as well as a non-recourse pledge by the Company of its equity interest in Bio-Reference. Availability under the New Credit Agreement is based on a borrowing base comprised of eligible accounts receivables of Bio-Reference and certain of its subsidiaries, as specified therein. The proceeds of the new credit facility will be used to refinance existing indebtedness, including amounts outstanding under the Existing Loan Agreement which has been terminated in accordance with its terms, to finance working capital needs and for general corporate purposes of Bio-Reference and its subsidiaries.
At Bio-Reference’s option, borrowings under the New Credit Agreement (other than swingline loans) will bear interest at (i) the CB floating rate (defined as the higher of (a) the prime rate and (b) the LIBOR rate (adjusted for statutory reserve requirements for eurocurrency liabilities) for an interest period of one month plus 2.50%) plus an applicable margin of 0.35% for the first 12 months and 0.50% thereafter or (ii) the LIBOR rate (adjusted for statutory reserve requirements for eurocurrency liabilities) plus an applicable margin of 1.35% for the first 12 months and 1.50% thereafter. Swingline loans will bear interest at the CB floating rate plus the applicable margin. The New Credit Agreement also calls for other customary fees and charges, including an unused commitment fee of 0.25% of the lending commitments.
The New Credit Agreement contains customary covenants and restrictions, including, without limitation, covenants that require Bio-Reference and its subsidiaries to maintain a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio if availability under the new credit facility falls below a specified amount and to comply with laws, and restrictions on the ability of Bio-Reference and its subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness or to pay dividends and make certain other distributions to the Company, subject to certain exceptions as specified therein. Failure to comply with these covenants would constitute an event of default under the New Credit Agreement, notwithstanding the ability of Bio-Reference to meet its debt service obligations. The New Credit Agreement also includes various customary remedies for the lenders following an event of default, including the acceleration of repayment of outstanding amounts under the New Credit Agreement and execution upon the collateral securing obligations under the New Credit Agreement.
The foregoing description of the New Credit Agreement is only a summary and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the New Credit Agreement, which will be filed with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2015.
We have reviewed all subsequent events and transactions that occurred after the date of our September 30, 2015 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet date, through the time of filing this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.