WARRENVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 10, 2009) – Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV), has issued $350 million in three-year asset-backed securities to support its dealer inventory funding. This transaction brings NFC’s total wholesale capacity to more than $1 billion when combined with previously issued public and private funding.
The deal is eligible for funding under the U.S. Federal Reserve’s TALF (Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility) program, which offers loans to investors to support the purchase of asset-backed securities.
“This transaction marks our first return to the public markets after several years, and we’re very pleased with the outcome,” said David Johanneson, president and chief executive officer of Navistar Financial. "We have obtained competitively priced long-term funding and broadened our investor base, all of which will help to support our dealers’ purchase of floor plan inventory.”
In addition, Navistar Financial has signed an agreement extending its $100 million retail accounts conduit funding facility through Oct. 29, 2010. This facility is used to support the purchase of fleet accounts receivable.
“The completion of these initiatives supports our strategy to complete our refinancing by the end of the year, and reflects the market’s continued confidence in Navistar,” added Johanneson. “As the economic recovery continues, we’re well positioned to support the profitable growth of Navistar and our dealer network.”
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Navistar Financial Corporation provides financial programs and services tailored to satisfy all Navistar’s customer and dealer equipment financing needs. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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