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KEYW Announces Amendment to Credit Agreement

HANOVER, Md., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) today announced it has closed an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its amended and restated credit agreement dated as of November 20, 2012, as amended (the “Credit Agreement”). The Amendment modifies certain definitions and modifies pricing tiers to the interest rate margins applicable to borrowings under the Credit Agreement and adjusts KEYW’s financial covenants for the current quarter and future periods.

“We are pleased to have the support of our lenders in amending our credit facility,” commented Len Moodispaw, Chairman and CEO of KEYW. “The adjustments made in this amendment will allow KEYW the flexibility to continue the increased investments we’ve made in our commercial technology subsidiary, Hexis Cyber Solutions, and provides an ability for KEYW to meet other corporate objectives, as well.”

The Amendment:

  • Increases the maximum Consolidated Senior Leverage Ratio for the quarter ending June 30, 2014 to 4.00 to 1.00, decreases the same by twenty-five basis points per calendar quarter and through the quarter ending December 31, 2014; and thereafter reduces and sets the maximum Consolidated Senior Leverage Ratio to 3.00:1.00 through the Maturity Date;
  • Increases the maximum Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio for the quarter ending June 30, 2014 to 4.00 to 1.00, decreases the same by twenty-five basis points per calendar quarter and through the quarter ending December 31, 2014; and thereafter reduces and sets the maximum Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio to 3.50 to 1.00 through the Maturity Date; and
  • Increases the Consolidated Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the period from April 1, 2014 through the Maturity Date to 1.40 to 1.00.

The Amendment also modifies the definition of Consolidated EBITDA in the Credit Agreement to allow for the add back of “run rate” cost savings realized as a result of specified cost reduction actions provided that such add backs, taken together with others, do not account for more than 10% of Consolidated EBITDA

About KeyW
KeyW is an innovative national security solutions provider to the Intelligence, Cyber, and Counterterrorism communities. KeyW’s advanced technologies in cyber; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and analytics span the full spectrum of customer missions and enhanced capabilities. The company’s highly skilled workforce solves complex customer challenges such as preventing cyber threats, transforming data to actionable intelligence, and building and deploying sensor packages into any domain. For more information, please visit and follow KeyW on Twitter @KeyWCorp.

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