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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 18, 2019


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   000-21767   33-0174996  

(State or other jurisdiction of

  (Commission File No.)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

6155 El Camino Real

Carlsbad, California 92009

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (760) 476-2200



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On January 18, 2019, Viasat, Inc. (“Viasat”) entered into the Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement (the “Amendment”), which amended the Credit Agreement, dated as of November 26, 2013, with MUFG Union Bank, N.A. (as administrative agent and collateral agent) and the other lenders party thereto (as amended, the “Revolving Credit Agreement”). The Amendment, among other matters, reduces the interest margin, extends the maturity date under the Revolving Credit Agreement from May 24, 2021 to January 18, 2024 and provides additional flexibility under the Revolving Credit Agreement.

Borrowings under the Revolving Credit Agreement bear interest, at Viasat’s option, at either (1) the highest of the Federal Funds rate plus 0.50%, the Eurodollar rate plus 1.00%, or the administrative agent’s prime rate as announced from time to time, or (2) the Eurodollar rate, plus, in the case of each of (1) and (2), an applicable interest margin that is based on Viasat’s total leverage ratio. The Revolving Credit Agreement is required to be guaranteed by certain significant domestic subsidiaries of Viasat (as defined in the Revolving Credit Agreement) and secured by substantially all of Viasat’s and any subsidiary guarantor’s assets. As of the date hereof, none of Viasat’s subsidiaries guaranteed the Revolving Credit Agreement.

The Revolving Credit Agreement contains financial covenants regarding a maximum total leverage ratio and a minimum interest coverage ratio. In addition, the Revolving Credit Agreement contains covenants that restrict, among other things, Viasat’s ability to sell assets, make investments and acquisitions, make capital expenditures, grant liens, pay dividends and make certain other restricted payments. The Revolving Credit Agreement also contains customary events of default. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an event of default, the lenders may declare all outstanding amounts under the Revolving Credit Agreement immediately due and payable, and may terminate commitments to make any additional advances thereunder.

Certain of the lenders under the Revolving Credit Agreement, and their respective affiliates, have performed, and may in the future perform, for Viasat and its affiliates various commercial banking, investment banking, financial advisory or other services for which they have received and/or may in the future receive customary compensation and expense reimbursement.

The description of the Amendment contained herein does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Amendment, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information provided in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





Description of Exhibit



  Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of January  18, 2019, by and among Viasat, Inc., MUFG Union Bank, N.A. (as administrative agent and collateral agent), and the other lenders party thereto.


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.


Date: January 22, 2019



      Brett Church
      Associate General Counsel