Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

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Long-Term Debt
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
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Long-Term Debt

(9) Long-Term Debt

The Company’s long-term debt as of December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2020 was as follows:

(Unaudited)

December 31,

September 30,

(in thousands)

2019

2020

Credit Facility (a)

    

$

959,500

    

1,187,500

5.375% senior notes due 2024 (b)

650,000

650,000

5.75% senior notes due 2027 (c)

650,000

650,000

5.75% senior notes due 2028 (d)

650,000

650,000

Total principal

2,909,500

3,137,500

Unamortized debt premiums

5,142

4,483

Unamortized debt issuance costs

(22,393)

(20,166)

Total long-term debt

$

2,892,249

3,121,817

(a)

Antero Midstream Partners Revolving Credit Facility

Antero Midstream Partners, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Antero Midstream Corporation, as borrower (the “Borrower”), has a senior secured revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with a consortium of banks. Lender commitments under the Credit Facility are currently $2.13 billion. As of December 31, 2019, the Borrower had outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility of $960 million with a weighted average interest rate of 3.15%. As of September 30, 2020, the Borrower had outstanding borrowings under the Credit Facility of $1.2 billion with a weighted average interest rate of 1.66%. No letters of credit under the Credit Facility were outstanding at either December 31, 2019 or September 30, 2020. The maturity date of the facility is October 26, 2022. The Credit Facility includes fall away covenants and lower interest rates that are triggered if and when the Borrower is assigned an Investment Grade Rating (as defined in the Credit Facility).

The Credit Facility contains certain covenants including restrictions on indebtedness, and requirements with respect to leverage and interest coverage ratios. The Credit Facility permits distributions to the holders of the Borrower’s equity interests in accordance with the cash distribution policy previously adopted by the board of directors of the general partner of the Borrower, provided that no event of default exists or would be caused thereby, and only to the extent permitted by the Company’s organizational documents. The Borrower was in compliance with all of the financial covenants under the Credit Facility as of December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2020.

Principal amounts borrowed are payable on the maturity date with such borrowings bearing interest that is payable quarterly or, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, at the end of the applicable interest period if shorter than six months. Interest is payable at a variable rate based on LIBOR or the base rate, determined by election at the time of borrowing, plus an applicable margin rate. Interest at the time of borrowing is determined with reference to the Borrower’s then-current leverage ratio subject to certain exceptions. Commitment fees on the unused portion of the Credit Facility are due quarterly at rates ranging from 0.25% to 0.375% (subject to certain exceptions) based on the leverage ratio then in effect.

(b)

5.375% Senior Notes Due 2024

On September 13, 2016, Antero Midstream Partners and its wholly owned subsidiary, Finance Corp (together with Antero Midstream Partners, the “Issuers”), issued $650 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due September 15, 2024 (the “2024 Notes”) at par.  The 2024 Notes were recorded at their fair value of $652.6 million as of March 12, 2019, the closing date of the Transactions, and the related premium of $2.6 million will be amortized into interest expense over the life of the 2024 Notes. The 2024 Notes are unsecured and effectively subordinated to the Credit Facility to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Credit Facility.  The 2024 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several senior unsecured basis by Antero Midstream Corporation, Antero Midstream Partners’ wholly owned subsidiaries (other than Finance Corp) and certain of its future restricted subsidiaries.  Interest on the 2024 Notes is payable on March 15 and September 15 of each year.  Antero Midstream Partners may redeem all or part of the 2024 Notes at any time at redemption prices ranging from 102.688% as of September 30, 2020 to

100.00% on or after September 15, 2022.  If Antero Midstream Partners undergoes a change of control followed by a rating decline, the holders of the 2024 Notes will have the right to require Antero Midstream Partners to repurchase all or a portion of the 2024 Notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 2024 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

(c)

5.75% Senior Notes Due 2027

On February 25, 2019, the Issuers issued $650 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.75% senior notes due March 1, 2027 (the “2027 Notes”) at par.   The 2027 Notes were recorded at their fair value of $653.3 million as of March 12, 2019, the closing date of the Transactions, and the related premium of $3.3 million will be amortized into interest expense over the life of the 2027 Notes.  The 2027 Notes are unsecured and effectively subordinated to the Credit Facility to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Credit Facility.  The 2027 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several senior unsecured basis by Antero Midstream Corporation, Antero Midstream Partners’ wholly owned subsidiaries (other than Finance Corp) and certain of its future restricted subsidiaries.  Interest on the 2027 Notes is payable on March 1 and September 1 of each year.  Antero Midstream Partners may redeem all or part of the 2027 Notes at any time on or after March 1, 2022 at redemption prices ranging from 102.875% on or after March 1, 2022 to 100.00% on or after March 1, 2025.  In addition, prior to March 1, 2022, Antero Midstream Partners may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2027 Notes with an amount of cash not greater than the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings, if certain conditions are met, at a redemption price of 105.75% of the principal amount of the 2027 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.  At any time prior to March 1, 2022, Antero Midstream Partners may also redeem the 2027 Notes, in whole or in part, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2027 Notes plus a “make-whole” premium and accrued and unpaid interest.  If Antero Midstream Partners undergoes a change of control followed by a rating decline, the holders of the 2027 Notes will have the right to require Antero Midstream Partners to repurchase all or a portion of the 2027 Notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 2027 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

(d)

5.75% Senior Notes Due 2028

On June 28, 2019, the Issuers issued $650 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.75% senior notes due January 15, 2028 (the “2028 Notes”) at par.  The 2028 Notes are unsecured and effectively subordinated to the Credit Facility to the extent of the value of the collateral securing the Credit Facility.  The 2028 Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several senior unsecured basis by Antero Midstream Corporation, Antero Midstream Partners’ wholly owned subsidiaries (other than Finance Corp) and certain of its future restricted subsidiaries.  Interest on the 2028 Notes is payable on January 15 and July 15 of each year.  Antero Midstream Partners may redeem all or part of the 2028 Notes at any time on or after January 15, 2023 at redemption prices ranging from 102.875% on or after January 15, 2023 to 100.00% on or after January 15, 2026.  In addition, prior to January 15, 2023, Antero Midstream Partners may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2028 Notes with an amount of cash not greater than the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings, if certain conditions are met, at a redemption price of 105.75% of the principal amount of the 2028 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.  At any time prior to January 15, 2023, Antero Midstream Partners may also redeem the 2028 Notes, in whole or in part, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2028 Notes plus a “make-whole” premium and accrued and unpaid interest.  If Antero Midstream Partners undergoes a change of control followed by a rating decline, the holders of the 2028 Notes will have the right to require Antero Midstream Partners to repurchase all or a portion of the 2028 Notes at a price equal to 101% of the principal amount of the 2028 Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest.