Washington, D.C. 20549





 Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 18, 2012


Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.

 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other Jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


3801 South Oliver, Wichita, Kansas



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (316) 526-9000



(Former name or former address if changed since last


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On April 18, 2012, Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (“Spirit Holdings” or the “Company”) entered into a $1.2 billion senior secured Credit Agreement among Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., as borrower (“Spirit” or the “Borrower”), the Company, as parent guarantor, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto, the lenders party thereto, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent, and the other agents named therein (the “Credit Agreement”), consisting of a $650 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolver”) and a $550 million term loan B facility (the “Term Loan”).  The Credit Agreement refinances and replaces the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of November 27, 2006, among Spirit, the Company and the other guarantors identified therein, the lenders party thereto, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other agents named therein (the “Prior Credit Agreement”).


The Revolver matures April 18, 2017 and bears interest, at Spirit’s option, at either LIBOR plus 2.25% or a defined “base rate” plus 1.25%, subject to adjustment to between LIBOR plus 1.75% and LIBOR plus 2.50% (or between base rate plus 0.75% and base rate plus 1.50%, as applicable) based on changes to Spirit’s debt-to-EBITDA ratio.  The Term Loan matures April 18, 2019 and bears interest, at Spirit’s option, at LIBOR plus 3.00% with a LIBOR floor of 0.75% or base rate plus 2.00%, subject to a stepdown to LIBOR plus 2.75% or base rate plus 1.75%, as applicable, in the event Spirit’s secured debt-to-EBITDA ratio is below 1:1 at any time following Spirit’s fourth fiscal quarter of 2012.  The principal obligations under the Term Loan are to be repaid in equal quarterly installments of $1,375,000, with the balance due at maturity of the Term Loan.  The loans are subject to mandatory prepayment under certain circumstances, including in connection with the Company’s receipt of net proceeds from certain debt issuances, asset sales, casualty events and annual excess cash flow, subject to certain reinvestment rights.  In the event Spirit voluntarily prepays the Term Loan prior to April 18, 2013, it will owe a fee of 1% of the principal amount of the prepayment.


The Credit Agreement also contains an accordion feature that provides Spirit with the option to increase the Revolver commitments and/or institute one or more additional term loans by an amount not to exceed $300 million in the aggregate, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions and the participation of the lenders.  The Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including certain financial covenants that are tested on a quarterly basis.  Spirit’s obligations under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated upon an event of default, which includes non-payment of principal or interest, material breach of representation or warranty, material breach of covenant, cross-default to material indebtedness and certain material contracts, material judgments, ERISA events, change in control and bankruptcy and invalidity of guarantees or security documents.  Spirit’s obligations under the Credit Agreement are secured by substantially all of the assets of Spirit Holdings and its domestic subsidiaries.


Spirit used the proceeds of the new Term Loan to pay off outstanding amounts under the Prior Credit Agreement.




Certain of the lenders under the Credit Agreement and their affiliates have provided certain commercial banking, financial advisory and investment banking services to the Company and its affiliates in the past and may do so in the future. In addition, The Bank of New York Mellon, one of the lenders under the Credit Agreement, and its affiliates act as the trustee, paying agent and registrar for the Borrower’s senior notes and the investment manager for the Company’s U.S. defined benefit pension plan. Such parties received, and expect to receive, customary fees and commissions for these services.


On April 18, 2012, Spirit issued a press release announcing the entry into the Credit Agreement.  A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1.


The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement, which will be filed as an exhibit to the registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.


Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement


The response to Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant


The response to Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits




Exhibit 99.1                                    Press Release dated April 18, 2012.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.






Date: April 24, 2012

/s/ Philip D. Anderson


Philip D. Anderson


Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer