SHANNON, Ireland, Sept. 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following the announcement on September 18, 2009 of the planned merger between Genesis Lease Limited (NYSE:GLS) and AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER), Genesis today announced that it will reduce the maximum available borrowing capacity under its $1 billion revolving credit facility to $200 million, effective from October 7, 2009. Genesis can make borrowings under the revolving credit facility until April 5, 2010, but commitment fees on the undrawn portion of the facility will increase from 0.50% to 0.75% per annum on September 30, 2009.
Genesis expects to recognize a non-cash charge of $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2009 as a result of the accelerated amortization of deferred financing costs on this facility.
"The revolving feature of our credit facility expires in just over 6 months and this reduction will realize significant savings on commitment fees while maintaining an appropriate level of capacity for Genesis. Equally, the combined company will have substantial financing capacity through AerCap's $1 billion revolving credit facility, which can be drawn upon through May 2011 and matures in April 2014," said Alan Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer of Genesis.
The proposed merger of AerCap and Genesis is subject to approval by Genesis shareholders, satisfaction of customary closing conditions and receipt of any necessary regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2009.
About Genesis Lease Limited
Genesis Lease Limited is a global commercial aircraft leasing company that is headquartered in Shannon, Ireland. Genesis acquires and leases modern, operationally efficient passenger and cargo jet aircraft to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world.
Genesis' common shares, in the form of American Depositary Shares, are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GLS."
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