As a result of the closing of the Legacy Worldpay acquisition, the Company expensed approximately $56.6 million primarily consisting of the write-offs of unamortized deferred financing fees and original issue discount (“OID”) and fees related to previously committed unused backstop facilities associated with the component of the debt activity accounted for as a debt extinguishment and certain third party costs incurred in connection with the debt activity. Amounts expensed in connection with the refinancing are recorded as a component of non-operating expenses in the accompanying consolidated statement of income for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
On June 22, 2018, the Company amended the Existing Loan Agreement by modifying certain terms of its Term A-5 Loans (January 2023 maturity date), the Term B-3 (October 2023 maturity date) and B-4 Loans (August 2024 maturity date) and Revolving Loans (January 2023 maturity date). The amendment reduced the Company’s interest rate spread on the Term B-3 and B-4 Loans by 25 basis points and changed the pricing for the Term A-5 Loans and Revolving Loans, the immediate effect of which was to lower the interest rate spread on the Term A-5 Loans and Revolving Loans by 25 basis points.
Although the Company’s total borrowings did not change as a result of the refinancing, the amendment established a new class of Term A-6 Loans of approximately £488 million as a mirror tranche to the Term A-5 Loans under the same terms and pricing. The proceeds of the Term A-6 Loans were used to refinance and replace the existing Term A-3 Loans and certain Term A-5 Loans. In addition, commitments under the Company’s Term A-5 Loans increased by $100 million and the proceeds were used to reduce the existing Term B-3 Loans and Term B-4 Loans, each by $50 million.
Additionally, as a result of new debt being issued in connection with the Company’s acquisition of Legacy Worldpay in January 2018, and the amendment to reprice the Existing Loan Agreement in June 2018, the Company capitalized approximately $23.7 million of deferred financing costs for the year ended December 31, 2018.
2019 Debt Activity
On January 15, 2019, the Company paid down the outstanding balance on its Term B-3 Loan in the amount of $520.1 million, which resulted in a write-off of debt issuance costs and original issue discount of approximately $2.4 million recorded as a component of non-operating expenses in the Company’s accompanying Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
Guarantees and Security
The Company’s debt obligations at March 31, 2019 are unconditional and, with the exception of the Euro Note, are guaranteed by Worldpay Holding and certain of Worldpay Holding’s existing and subsequently acquired or organized domestic subsidiaries. The refinanced debt and related guarantees are secured on a first-priority basis (subject to liens permitted under the Third Amended and Restated Loan Agreement) by a lien on substantially all the tangible and intangible assets of the Company and the aforementioned subsidiaries, including substantially all the capital stock (subject to a 65% limitation on pledges of capital stock of foreign subsidiaries and domestic holding companies of foreign subsidiaries) and personal property of Worldpay Holding and any obligors under the Third Amended and Restated Loan Agreement as well as any real property in excess of $25 million in the aggregate held by Worldpay Holding or any obligors (other than Worldpay Holding), subject to certain exceptions. The Euro Note is guaranteed by Worldpay Group Limited. Additionally, the Euro Note is also guaranteed by Worldpay LLC as a result of the Company receiving the required consent from the Euro Note holders in July 2018 to relieve reporting requirements associated with those notes.