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KCG ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $100 MILLION REPAYMENT
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - January 22, 2014 - KCG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KCG) today announced the completion of a $100 million principal repayment of the first lien term loan under the Company's first lien senior secured credit facility.
Steve Bisgay, Chief Financial Officer of KCG, said, "Given the progress achieved to date in the integration, we continue to pay down debt ahead of schedule. The total payments to date significantly reduce the interest expense going forward and will provide added flexibility in terms of deploying future liquidity."
KCG has completed a total of $400 million in principal repayments on the $535 million loan entered into on July 1, 2013, leaving a remaining outstanding balance of $135 million. Principal prepayments in excess of the $235 million amortization payment due July 1, 2014 will be applied to reduce the remaining scheduled amortization payments of $7.5 million each quarter beginning September 30, 2014 on a pro rata basis.
The $100 million was sourced from excess liquidity released as a result of the consolidation of KCG's U.S. broker-dealer subsidiaries.
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