Scorpio Tankers: $223.6 million prepayment under 2023 credit facility

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Scorpio Tankers announced that it has received approval from majority lenders under its 2023 $1.0 Billion Credit Facility to make an unscheduled repayment on the term portion of this credit facility in June 2024 of $223.6 million. This prepayment is to be applied against the eight quarterly principal installments of the term loan falling due between the third quarter of 2024 and the second quarter of 2026. Given the lower debt service costs arising from this prepayment, the Company’s cash break even rates are expected to decrease by approximately $3,500 per day for the first year following this prepayment.

This repayment will not impact the availability under the revolving portion of this credit facility, which is currently $288.2 million.

After giving effect to this repayment, the expected future principal repayments on the Company’s outstanding indebtedness as of March 31, 2024, which includes principal amounts due under the Company’s secured credit facilities, lease financing arrangements and Senior Notes Due 2025, are as follows:

 Unsecured Maturities2024 and 2025 maturities, including announced debt and lease repaymentsRecurring 2024, 2025 and thereafter maturitiesTotal, including announced repayments (1)
Q2 2024 (2)$ $341.7 $57.1 $398.8 
Q3 2024     18.5  18.5 
Q4 2024     24.0  24.0 
Q1 2025     18.5  18.5 
Q2 2025 70.6    18.0  88.6 
Q3 2025     14.6  14.6 
Q4 2025 (3)   55.4  14.7  70.1 
2026 and thereafter     768.1  768.1 
 $70.6 $397.1 $933.5 $1,401.2 

(1) Amounts represent the principal payments due on the Company’s outstanding indebtedness as of March 31, 2024.

(2) Includes the unscheduled payment activity that has recently occurred or is expected to occur. This includes (i) one vessel under the 2021 CMBFL Lease Financing, which was repurchased in April 2024 for $15.8 million, (ii) four vessels under the 2022 AVIC lease financing, which are expected to be repurchased in May and June 2024 for an aggregate repurchase price of $102.4 million, and (iii) the aforementioned prepayment of $223.6 million on the 2023 $1.0 Billion Credit Facility, which is expected to occur before the end of June 2024 and be applied against the eight quarterly principal installments of the term loan falling due between the third quarter of 2024 and the second quarter of 2026.

(3) Includes the scheduled maturity payment of $55.4 million on the BNPP Sinosure Credit Facility.