UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported) May 18, 2016
|Carnival Corporation||Carnival plc|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)||(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|Republic of Panama||England and Wales|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)|
|(Commission File Number)||(Commission File Number)|
|(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
3655 N.W. 87th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33178-2428
United States of America
100 Harbour Parade
Southampton SO15 1ST
|(Address of principal executive offices)
|(Address of principal executive offices)|
|(305) 599-2600||011 44 23 8065 5000|
|(Registrants telephone number, including area code)||(Registrants telephone number, including area code)|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)||(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)|
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Section 1 Registrants Business and Operations
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
The disclosure set forth below under Item 2.03 (Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant) is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.
Section 2 Financial Information.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
On May 18, 2016, the termination date in respect of all of the facilities (other than as detailed below) provided under our $1.7 billion, 500 million and £150 million multi-currency revolving credit agreement, as amended and restated on June 16, 2014, by and among Carnival Corporation, Carnival plc, and certain of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc subsidiaries, Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, as Facilities Agent, Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., J.P. Morgan Limited, Lloyds Bank plc, Mizuho Bank, Ltd and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, as mandated lead arrangers, and each of the other banks or other institutions party thereto (the Facility Agreement), was extended from June 16, 2020 to June 16, 2021 pursuant to the extension request procedures set forth in the Facility Agreement. One lender has commitments in Tranches A, B and C (including under the swingline facilities) equivalent to approximately $100 million which will terminate automatically on June 16, 2020.
A description of the Facility Agreement was disclosed in Items 2.03 of the Form 8-Ks filed by Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc on June 17, 2014 and April 27, 2015 and are hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03 except with reference to the expiration date of the Facility Agreement. The Facility Agreement was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 3, 2014 as Exhibit 10.1 to Carnival Corporation and Carnival plcs Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended August 31, 2014.
In addition, on May 18, 2016, Carnival Corporation, Carnival plc, and certain of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc subsidiaries entered into an amendment to increase the total commitments under the Facility Agreement and add three new lenders (the Amendment). The new lenders which acceded to the Facility Agreement under the Amendment are KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Bayerische Landesbank, New York Branch and DZ BANK AG, Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, New York Branch (each a New Lender). Each New Lender now holds commitments under Tranche A and Tranche B. As a result of the Amendment, the Tranche A commitments were increased by $152,628,181.20 and the Tranche B commitments were increased by £18,952,247.34, for a combined increase to the total commitments in an amount equivalent to approximately $180 million. The termination date of each New Lenders commitments is June 16, 2021.
Some of the lenders under the Facility Agreement, as amended, and their affiliates have various relationships with Carnival Corporation, Carnival plc and certain of their subsidiaries involving the provision of financial services, including cash management, investment banking and trust services. In addition, Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc have entered into other loan arrangements as well as fuel, interest rate swap and foreign currency exchange derivative arrangements with certain of the lenders and their affiliates.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each of the registrants has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Carnival Corporation||Carnival plc|
|By:||/s/ Arnaldo Perez||By:||/s/ Arnaldo Perez|
|Name:||Arnaldo Perez||Name:||Arnaldo Perez|
|Title:||General Counsel & Secretary||Title:||General Counsel & Company Secretary|
|Date:||May 20, 2016||Date:||May 20, 2016|