Graybar Announces Extension of Revolving Line of Credit

ST. LOUIS, June 10, 2014 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, announced today that it has completed the amendment and extension of its unsecured revolving credit facility. The amendment, among other things, extended the company’s five-year revolving credit facility, increased the availability to $550 million and increased the accordion feature to $300 million. The new facility matures in June 2019 and will support Graybar’s general working capital needs as well as its growth initiatives.
 
"This expanded revolver provides Graybar with more financial flexibility to pursue growth opportunities," said Graybar’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Randy Harwood. “This supports our long-term strategy of growing our business while maintaining a healthy financial position that works to the advantage of our customers, employees and shareholders.”
 
Bank of America was the lead institution in the transaction, and Merrill Lynch served as sole bookrunner. Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, U.S. Bank and PNC Capital Markets acted as joint lead arrangers. Commerce Bank, Regions Bank, Wells Fargo, Fifth Third Bank, Comerica and Bank of Montreal also participated in the transaction.
 
Graybar, a FORTUNE 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 250 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.
 
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