WARRENVILLE, Ill. (Feb. 15, 2010) – Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV), has sold $250 million of wholesale floor plan notes in a two-year 144-A transaction to support its dealer inventory funding.
This is NFC’s first asset sale of calendar-year 2010, and it brings NFC’s total wholesale capacity to $1.1 billion when combined with previously issued public and private funding. NFC initially sought $200 million and increased the amount to $250 million due to strong demand.
“This deal provides competitively priced long-term funding to support Navistar’s dealers, and it further diversifies our funding sources by broadening our investor base and maturity structure,” said David Johanneson, president and chief executive officer of NFC. “As the economic recovery continues, we continue to seek the most cost-effective financing solutions for our dealers and customers to support the profitable growth of Navistar.”
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.
Navistar International Corporation 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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