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Castle Expands Credit Facility

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A.M. Castle, Oak Brook, Ill., has closed an expansion of its existing credit facility to increase its borrowing capacity by $25 million. Castle’s first lien credit facility, PNC Bank will provide the additional capacity.  

"The expanded credit facility will immediately increase Castle’s liquidity, enhancing the company’s ability to serve and grow with our customers’ businesses, as well as by our ability to capitalize on strengthening volumes, end markets and pricing,” said Steve Scheinkman, president and CEO. “Moreover, the enhanced liquidity will allow us to evaluate additional capital expenditure and strategic opportunities.”

“As stakeholders, we are encouraged by the Castle team’s execution against the company’s strategy since its emergence from bankruptcy last fall. We are particularly pleased with the recent improvements in the company’s volumes, end markets and pricing,” said Jonathan Segal, of Highbridge Capital Management, one of the company’s largest stock and debt holders. “We believe the expanded credit facility is an important demonstration of stakeholder support of the company’s progress that will facilitate the company’s continued execution of its strategic priorities.”