Frontier Communications amends its credit deals

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) has announced that it has amended its credit agreements with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and CoBank ACB, respectively, the company said.

Among other things, the amendments replace the existing net leverage ratio maintenance test in the credit agreements with a first lien net leverage ratio maintenance test which provides for a maximum first lien net leverage ratio of 1.50 to 1.00 as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, stepping down to 1.35 to 1.00 for the fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2020 and thereafter, providing Frontier with greater flexibility in executing on operational initiatives going forward. The amendments also modify the covenants to permit junior liens on any debt permitted to be incurred under the credit agreements, while limiting the incurrence of first lien debt.

Frontier Communications is a provider of providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed Internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure® digital protection solutions. Frontier Business offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses. More information about Frontier is available at