Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Debt as of June 30 and March 31, 2020 (Successor) consisted of the following (in thousands):
June 30, 2020
March 31, 2020
PK Air Debt


Macquarie Debt


7.750% Senior Notes (1)


Lombard Debt


Promissory notes (2)


Airnorth Debt


Humberside Debt


Term Loan


Total debt


Less short-term borrowings and current maturities of long-term debt
Total long-term debt


The outstanding principal amount of the 7.750% senior unsecured notes as of March 31, 2020 was $142.0 million, net of unamortized discounts and debt issuance costs.
The outstanding principal amount of the promissory notes as of March 31, 2020 was $17.9 million.
PK Air Debt During the three months ended June 30, 2020 (Successor), the Company made $5.3 million in principal payment on the PK Air debt.
Macquarie Debt During the three months ended June 30, 2020 (Successor), the Company made $2.4 million in principal payment on the Macquarie debt.
7.750% Senior Notes — On December 7, 2012, Era Group issued $200.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.750% senior unsecured notes due December 15, 2022 (the “7.750% Senior Notes”) and received net proceeds of $191.9 million. Interest on the 7.750% Senior Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on June 15th and December 15th of each year. The 7.750% Senior Notes may be redeemed at any time and from time to time at the applicable redemption prices set forth in the indenture governing the 7.750% Senior Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date. The indenture governing the 7.750% Senior Notes contains covenants that restrict the Company’s ability to, among other things, incur additional indebtedness, pay dividends or make other distributions or repurchase or redeem the Company’s capital stock, prepay, redeem or repurchase certain debt, make loans and investments, sell assets, incur liens, enter into transactions with affiliates, enter into agreements restricting its subsidiaries’ ability to pay dividends, and consolidate, merge or sell all or substantially all of our assets. In addition, upon a specified change of control trigger event or specified asset sale, we may be required to repurchase the 7.750% Senior Notes. The payment obligations under the 7.750% Senior Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by certain of our subsidiaries.
As of June 30, 2020 (Successor), these notes had a carrying value of $144.1 million on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. In June 2020, in connection with and upon completion of the Merger, Era’s long-term debt less its current maturities were fair valued and a new value of $136.8 million was assigned to the 7.750% Senior Notes. Additionally, previously incurred, unamortized debt issuance costs of $1.1 million and unamortized debt discounts of $0.8 million related to the 7.750% Senior Notes were written off.
Lombard Debt During the three months ended June 30, 2020 (Successor), the Company made $3.0 million in principal payment on the Lombard debt.
Promissory Notes — In 2010, Era entered into two promissory notes for $27.0 million and $11.7 million to purchase a heavy and medium helicopter, respectively. In December 2015, upon maturity of the notes, the then outstanding balances of $19.0 million and $5.9 million were refinanced. The notes require monthly principal payments of $0.1 million and less than $0.1 million with final payments of $12.8 million and $4.0 million, respectively. Both promissory notes are due in December 2020.
Term Loan Agreement In connection with the closing of the Merger on June 11, 2020, the Company fully repaid the Term Loan by making $61.5 million in principal payments and $0.6 million in prepayment premiums.
4½% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 Prior to May 11, 2019, the remaining debt discount was being amortized to interest expense over the term of the 4½% Convertible Senior Notes using the effective interest rate. The effective interest rate for April 1, 2019 to May 11, 2019 (Predecessor) was 11.0%. Interest expense related to the 4½% Convertible Senior Notes was as follows (in thousands):
Three Months Ended June 30, 2019
Contractual coupon interest

Amortization of debt discount

Total interest expense

As of May 11, 2019, Old Bristow determined that the 4½% Convertible Senior Notes were an allowed claim and therefore reclassified the balance to liabilities subject to compromise and discontinued accruing interest on these obligations. Contractual interest on the 4½% Convertible Senior Notes for the three months ended June 30, 2019 (Predecessor) was $1.6 million, which is $0.9 million in excess of reported interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 (Predecessor).
ABL Facility — On April 17, 2018, two of Old Bristow’s subsidiaries entered into an asset-backed revolving credit facility (the “ABL Facility”), which provides for commitments (“Prior Commitment Letter”) in an aggregate amount of $75 million, with a portion allocated to each borrower subsidiary, subject to an availability block of $15 million and a borrowing base calculated by reference to eligible accounts receivable. The maximum amount available to be borrowed under the ABL Facility could be increased from time to time to a total of as much as $100 million, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, and any such increase would be allocated among the borrower subsidiaries. The ABL Facility matures in April 2023, subject to certain early maturity triggers related to maturity of other material debt or a change of control of the Company. Amounts borrowed under the ABL Facility are secured by certain accounts receivable owing to the borrower subsidiaries and the deposit accounts into which payments on such accounts receivable are deposited.
On the Effective Date, Old Bristow entered into an Amendment and Restatement, Confirmation and Waiver Agreement (the “ABL Amendment”) to the ABL Facility (together with the ABL Amendment, the “Amended ABL”), by and among Old Bristow, as parent, Bristow Norway AS and Bristow Helicopters, as borrowers and guarantors, the financial institutions from time to time party thereto as lenders and Barclays Bank PLC, in its capacity as agent and security trustee. The ABL Amendment amended the ABL Facility in order to, among other things, (i) make permanent certain waivers of defaults or events of default that were previously provided during the pendency of the Chapter 11 Cases, (ii) confirm the existing maturity date of April 17, 2023, (iii) provide that the maximum amount of the Amended ABL may be increased, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, from time to time to a total of as much as $115 million from its current aggregate of $100 million, and (iv) provide for the accession at a later date of Bristow U.S. LLC as a co-borrower under the Amended ABL and the addition of certain of its receivables to the borrowing base and the collateral for the Amended ABL.
Upon the closing of the Merger, Era’s pre-Merger revolving credit facility was terminated. On June 4, 2020, in connection with the Merger, Old Bristow and Barclays Bank PLC executed a commitment letter (the “ABL Commitment Letter”) to amend or replace the Amended ABL in order to, among other things, increase the maximum amount of commitments thereunder to $80 million or $85 million, as the case may be based on the terms and conditions set forth in the ABL Commitment Letter, replace Old Bristow with the parent of the Combined Company as the parent guarantor under the ABL Facility, provide for the accession as a borrower under the ABL Facility of one or more of Era's subsidiaries incorporated in the United States and terminate the Prior Commitment Letter.  No assurance can be provided that commitments will be increased. The ABL Commitment Letter terminates on August 18, 2020, at which time an extension would be required.
As of June 30, 2020 (Successor), there were no outstanding borrowings under the ABL Facility nor had the Company made any draws during the three months ended June 30, 2020 (Successor). Letters of credit issued under the ABL Facility in the aggregate face amount of $10.0 million were outstanding on June 30, 2020 (Successor).
LIBOR Transition — In 2020, a number of regulators in conjunction with the FASB and the U.S. Federal Reserve announced their intention to suspend and replace the use of LIBOR by the beginning of calendar year 2021. The effects of this transition from LIBOR to an alternative reference rate may impact the Company’s current indebtedness that is tied to LIBOR, in addition to the potential overall financial market disruption as a result of this phase-out. The Company is currently evaluating the potential effects of this announcement on its underlying debt, but it does not expect the impact to be material.