Alithya increases and extends its revolving credit facility
Montreal, Canada, Friday, December 22, 2023 - Alithya Group inc. (TSX and NASDAQ: ALYA) (“Alithya” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which, among other things, increases its existing revolving credit facility to CAD 140 million and its uncommitted accordion to CAD 50 million.
Quote by Claude Thibault, Chief Financial Officer:
“We are pleased to have increased our credit facility by CAD 50 million, when including the accordion feature. Although this increase in availability is not currently required by Alithya, it provides the Company with adequate access to the capital it requires in order to continue on its accelerated growth path, both organically and through acquisitions. We would like to express our gratitude to the lending syndicate for their commitment and trust towards Alithya and the execution of its business objectives. The closing of the renewal of this facility in this uncertain financial market is a testament to the continued strength and sustainability of Alithya.”
The Company also modified the term of the revolving credit facility which has been extended to April 1, 2026, with the possibility to extend such maturity date in one-year increments. Alithya is excited about securing this strategic partnership with a lending syndicate composed of The Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent and lender, and Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec, Bank of Montreal, and The Toronto-Dominion Bank, as lenders.
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