Hudson Technologies Enters Into New $85 Million Term Loan and Increases ABL Facility to a Total of $90 Million

Pearl River, New York, UNITED STATES


WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN), a leading provider of innovative and sustainable refrigerant products and services to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration industry – and one of the nation’s largest refrigerant reclaimers, today announced that it has entered into a new $85 million term loan agreement with TCW Asset Management Company LLC. In addition, Hudson has amended its existing revolving credit facility to increase the overall facility to $90 million, with TCW participating in a first-in last-out (FILO) loan of $15 million, and Wells Fargo continuing to manage the facility and providing up to another $75 million in borrowing capacity.

Brian Coleman, CEO of Hudson Technologies, stated, “Refinancing our debt and securing ample availability for the future is a key development for Hudson, reflecting our strong operating model and improving performance. Our cost of capital and interest expense will improve meaningfully; the overall effective interest rate on the new term loan will be approximately 3% less than the prior term loan. Moreover, the excess availability under the newly expanded ABL facility is currently over $50 million, which provides sufficient liquidity to help meet our needs over time. We appreciate the support of our new and existing lending partners, and we look forward to continuing to drive long-term growth and cash flows as Hudson’s reclamation services play an increasingly important role in the transition to more environmentally-friendly refrigerants.”

In conjunction with entry into the new term loan facility and amended revolving credit facility, the Company’s existing term loan was repaid in full and terminated.

Additional details regarding the new term loan and amended revolving credit facility will be provided in a Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Hudson Technologies

Hudson Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative and sustainable refrigerant products and services to the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry. For nearly three decades, we have demonstrated our commitment to our customers and the environment by becoming one of the first in the United States and largest refrigerant reclaimers through multimillion dollar investments in the plants and advanced separation technology required to recover a wide variety of refrigerants and restoring them to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute standard for reuse as certified EMERALD Refrigerants™. The Company's products and services are primarily used in commercial air conditioning, industrial processing, and refrigeration systems, and include refrigerant and industrial gas sales, refrigerant management services consisting primarily of reclamation of refrigerants and RefrigerantSide® Services performed at a customer's site, consisting of system decontamination to remove moisture, oils and other contaminants. The Company’s SmartEnergy OPS® service is a web-based real time continuous monitoring service applicable to a facility’s refrigeration systems and other energy systems. The Company’s Chiller Chemistry® and Chill Smart® services are also predictive and diagnostic service offerings. As a component of the Company’s products and services, the Company also generates carbon offset projects.

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Investor Relations Contact:
John Nesbett/Jennifer Belodeau
IMS Investor Relations
(203) 972-9200
hudson@imsinvestorrelations.com
Company Contact:
Brian F. Coleman, President & CEO
Hudson Technologies, Inc.
(845) 735-6000
bcoleman@hudsontech.com