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EX-10 - EXHIBIT 10 - LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPcreditagreement.htm

United States
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: December 6, 2017
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File Number
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
414 Union Street, Suite 2000, Nashville, TN 37219
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (615) 986-5600
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Item 1.01.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

As previously disclosed in its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 12, 2013, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a credit agreement (as amended through the date hereof, the “Credit Agreement”), dated as of December 6, 2013, among the Company, American AgCredit, FLCA, as Administrative Agent, CoBank, ACB, as the L/C Issuer, and the lenders named therein. On December 6, 2017 (the “Effective Date”), the Company entered into the Third Amendment to Credit Agreement among the Company, the lenders and voting participants identified therein, American AgCredit, FLCA, as Administrative Agent and CoBank, ACB, as the L/C Issuer. Among other things, the Third Amendment amended the Credit Agreement:

extend the maturity date from December 6, 2018 to December 6, 2022;
lower the applicable rate for Eurodollar rate loans and base rate loans;
lower commitment fees;
add floors for Eurodollar rate loans and base rate loans;
replace the financial covenant requiring a minimum unrestricted cash/cash equivalents with a new financial covenant that requires that the ratio of (a) consolidated current assets of the Company and its subsidiaries to (b) consolidated current liabilities of the Company and its subsidiaries, in each case, as determined in accordance with GAAP, as of the end of any fiscal quarter, beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2017, be at least 2.00:1.00; and
release certain guarantors.

Borrowings under the Credit Agreement will bear interest at, based on the Company’s election, the prime rate or Eurodollar rate (subject to specified floors) plus the applicable rate, determined by reference to the Company’s EBITDA/interest ratio.

The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement as amended by the Third Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Third Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Sallie B. Bailey
Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
Date: December 8, 2017