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Long-Term Debt and Notes Payable

Long-Term Debt and Notes Payable
3 Months Ended
Apr. 02, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long-term Debt and Notes Payable Long-term Debt and Notes Payable
The Company's long-term debt consists of borrowings under its Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Agreement”). On March 1, 2022, the Company executed an amendment to the Agreement, which reduced the revolving credit line from $375 million to $225 million and extended the maturity date of the loans under the facility from February 16, 2023 to May 30, 2023. Interest is payable on the unpaid principal amount of the facility at a rate equal to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”, which shall be at least 1.00%), plus between 1.50% to 3.25% based upon the Company’s leverage ratio. The Company also pays a commitment fee to the lenders in an amount equal to 0.10% to 0.40% on the undrawn portion of the Amended Facility, based upon the Company’s leverage ratio. The amendment provided for the payment of a consent fee of 10 basis points of the commitment for each consenting lender.
At April 2, 2022, there was $137.0 million outstanding on the revolving credit facility and there remained $86.9 million available subject to the minimum liquidity covenant discussed below, net of outstanding letters of credit. The credit facility allocates up to $20 million of the $375 million revolving credit line for the issuance of letters of credit, including certain existing letters of credit. At April 2, 2022, outstanding letters of credit totaled $1.1 million. The amendment will require the Company to maintain minimum liquidity, defined as unrestricted cash plus the unused revolving credit commitments, of $35 million. The maximum net leverage ratio is set at 4.75 to 1 for the first and second quarters of 2022 and 3.75 to 1 thereafter, and the definition of Adjusted EBITDA has been modified to exclude income from earnout payments and asset sales. The Company was in compliance with its financial covenants at April 2, 2022.
The Amended Facility temporarily restricts certain activities, including dividend payments, acquisitions and share repurchases, through the third quarter of 2022. The Company’s obligations under the Amended Facility are jointly and severally guaranteed by each domestic subsidiary of the Company other than non-material subsidiaries.
The obligations are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of the Company’s and the guarantors’ assets. In the event of voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy of the Company or any subsidiary, all unpaid principal and other amounts owing under the Amended Facility automatically become due and payable. Other events of default, such as failure to make payments as they become due and breach of financial and other covenants, change of control, judgments over a certain amount, and cross default under other agreements give the agent the option to declare all such amounts immediately due and payable.
While we expect to be able to refinance, replace or extend the maturity date of our credit facility before it matures, we cannot be sure that we will be able to obtain such debt refinancing on commercially reasonable terms or at all. We are currently in the process of evaluating terms and conditions for a new long-term financing arrangement. The extent to which we will be able to effect such refinancing, replacement or maturity extension on terms that are favorable to us or at all is dependent on a number of highly uncertain factors, including then-prevailing credit and other market conditions, economic conditions, particularly in the aerospace and defense markets, disruptions or volatility caused by factors such as COVID-19, regional conflicts, inflation, and supply chain disruptions. In addition, rising interest rates could limit our ability to refinance our existing credit facility when it matures or cause us to pay higher interest rates upon refinancing. As the Company’s long-term debt approaches maturity, if the Company is unable to refinance, replace or extend the maturity on its credit facility, the Company’s liquidity, results of operations, and financial condition could be materially adversely impacted. If we are unable to obtain a new long-term financing facility before we file our second quarter 2022 Form 10-Q to replace our existing debt facility, borrowings outstanding under our existing credit facility will come due within 12 months of that filing date and could result in substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern in the event that we are not reasonably assured to have sufficient cash balances to repay the remaining obligations at maturity.