Lake Oswego, Oregon
March 8, 2022
Greenbrier Announces New $150 Million Term Loan
Additional financing secured at an attractive fixed rate to fund continued growth of leased fleet.
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) (“Greenbrier”), a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets, today announced that its Greenbrier Leasing subsidiary has entered a new $150 million term loan to finance the continued growth of its leasing fleet. The new loan is non-recourse to Greenbrier, matures in July 2027 and has terms similar to Greenbrier Leasing’s term loan completed in August 2021. Half of the loan amount was drawn at closing and the remaining balance is expected to be utilized in the next six months.
Lorie Tekorius, Chief Executive Officer & President said, “Liquidity in the current economic environment aligns with our leasing strategy and supports Greenbrier’s broader goal to grow the services business. I would like to thank our banking group for their ongoing support of Greenbrier through this transaction. Importantly, interest rates on Greenbrier’s long-term debt are fixed at attractive levels, with no material debt maturities until 2026. Strong liquidity, combined with our new railcar backlog valued at $3.6 billion as of May 31, 2022, and continued high lease fleet utilization, positions Greenbrier well to navigate current macroeconomic conditions.”
Greenbrier, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries and joint ventures, Greenbrier designs, builds and markets freight railcars and marine barges in North America, Europe and Brazil. We are a leading provider of freight railcar wheel services, parts, maintenance and retrofitting services in North America through our rail services business unit. Greenbrier manages 421,000 railcars and offers railcar management, regulatory compliance services and leasing services to railroads and other railcars owners in North America. GBX Leasing (GBXL) is a special purpose subsidiary that owns and manages a portfolio of leased railcars that originate primarily from Greenbrier’s manufacturing operations. GBXL and Greenbrier own a lease fleet of 11,800 railcars. Learn more about Greenbrier at www.gbrx.com.
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