CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Edgar Glimpses |

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.



On June 30, 2014, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (the "Company") entered into Amendment No. 3 (the "Amendment") to the Amended and Restated Multicurrency Credit Agreement, dated as of August 11, 2011, among the Company, the foreign subsidiaries of the Company from time to time party thereto, the lenders from time to time party thereto (the "Lenders") and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent. The Amendment, among other matters: (i) amended the definition of EBITDA to include certain cash charges related to the Company's Wabush mine and other cash restructuring charges; (ii) modified the covenants restricting (a) certain investments and acquisitions, (b) the incurrence of certain indebtedness and liens and (c) the amount of dividends that may be declared or paid and shares that may be repurchased; and (iii) revised certain financial covenants by (x) replacing the maximum leverage ratio covenant with a maximum balance sheet leverage ratio that requires the ratio to be below 45.0\% and (y) resetting the interest coverage ratio to 3.50 to 1.00. The Lenders have in the past provided, and may in the future provide, investment banking, cash management, underwriting, lending, commercial banking, trust, leasing, foreign exchange and other advisory services to, or engage in transactions with, the Company, its subsidiaries or affiliates. These parties have received, and may in the future receive, customary compensation from the Company or its subsidiaries or affiliates for such services. The summary of the Amendment described above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. Exhibit Number Description 10.1 Amendment No. 3, dated as of June 30, 2014, to the Amended and Restated Multicurrency Credit Agreement, dated as of August 11, 2011, among the Company, the foreign subsidiaries of the Company from time to time party thereto, the lenders from time to time party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent.

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