25 June 2015 – Bolsa Manía
San José will surrender shares representing up to 35% of its total capital to a group of six banks to repay a €100 million loan, in the event that it fails to repay said loan before its maturity date in October 2019.
To this end, San José’s shareholders’ meeting has approved the issue of “warrants” in favour of these entities. These warrants are securities that include the option to subscribe to shares in the company to offset any debt.
The loan linked to these warrants is one of the tranches that San José restructured after it reached a refinancing agreement at the beginning of the year. This agreement already required the surrender of its entire real estate division to the banks to repay the majority of its liabilities (€1,329 million).
The rest of the debt (€297 million) was divided into three tranches, one of which provides for the repayment of the liability in the event of non-payment of the loan on the maturity date, in four years time.
San José subjected its refinancing agreement to a judicial homologation process, in order to extend the agreement, reached with the majority, to all of its creditor entities.
Thus, Sareb and KutxaBank are included in the agreement and will have “warrants” even through they rejected the restructuring agreement, according to the shareholder documentation provided by the construction, services and renewable energy group.
New growth phase
In its presentation to shareholders, San José said that this refinancing agreement adapts the maturity dates to the cash flow streams and provides the company and its subsidiaries with sufficient financing lines to properly perform their activity and embark on the new growth phase.
The company highlighted the increase in its international business, which now accounts for more than half (59%) of total revenues, and the prevalence of its non-residential construction works, which dominate 87% of the business.
The shareholders of the company led by Jacinto Rey also agreed to appoint José Manuel Otero Novas as an external director of the company.
Original story: Bolsa Manía
Translation: Carmel Drake