AZZ Inc. Announces Successful Completion of Term Loan B Refinancing in Leverage-Neutral Transaction

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FORT WORTH, Texas, March 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ), the leading independent provider of hot-dip galvanizing and coil coating solutions in North America, today announced the successful repricing of AZZ's currently existing $980 million Term Loan B due May 13, 2029.  The repricing reduces the interest rate margin on the Term Loan B by 50 basis points to SOFR + 325 basis points resulting in annual interest savings of approximately $5 million per year.

AZZ Inc is the leading independent provider of hot-dip galvanizing and coil coating solutions in North America. (PRNewsfoto/AZZ, INC.)

Philip Schlom, Chief Financial Officer commented, "We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our Term Loan B refinancing once again. We achieved a 50-basis point reduction in our Term Loan B borrowing rate with no change to our leverage, covenants, or maturity date.  This is the second such repricing AZZ has completed, resulting in interest rate margin savings of 100 basis points in total since issuing the Term Loan B in May 2022.  Since acquiring Precoat Metals in May 2022, we have reduced both the principal and interest rate on our Term Loan B as we continue to take a disciplined approach to lowering our net debt to EBITDA leverage ratio to 3.0 times or lower in calendar year 2024."

About AZZ Inc.

AZZ Inc. is the leading independent provider of hot-dip galvanizing and coil coating solutions to a broad range of end-markets.  Collectively, our business segments provide sustainable, unmatched metal coating solutions that enhance the longevity and appearance of buildings, products and infrastructure that are essential to everyday life. 

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Investor Relations and Company Contact:          David Nark, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Investor RelationsAZZ Inc.(817) 810-0095www.azz.com

Investor Contact:Sandy Martin / Phillip KupperThree Part Advisors(214) 616-2207www.threepa.com

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