RCI Announces Closing on $99.1 Million Consolidation and Refinancing Bank Real Estate Loan
HOUSTON—September 30, 2021 — RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK) announced the closing on a $99.1 million, 5.25% fixed rate, 10-year commercial bank real estate loan (subject to one adjustment in five years), with a 20-year amortization schedule.
The new loan refinances $85.7 million of existing bank and seller-financed real estate debt; provides $12.3 million in cash that will be used to pay off existing, high-interest unsecured debt, enabling those creditors to provide financing for the pending acquisition of 11 clubs and related real estate that RCI announced July 26, 2021; and funds $1.1 million in closing costs.
The new real estate loan will result in a reduction of interest expense and principal payments by $1.4 million and $3.8 million in the first year, respectively, and the elimination of $7.1 million in future balloon payments over the next 24 months.
Eric Langan, President & CEO of RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., said, "We're pleased to execute this consolidation and refinancing loan at favorable commercial bank rates and terms."
About RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK)
With more than 40 units, RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the country's leading company in gentlemen's clubs and sports bars/restaurants. Clubs in New York City, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and other markets operate under brand names such as Rick's Cabaret, XTC, Club Onyx, Vivid Cabaret, Jaguars Club, Tootsie's Cabaret, and Scarlett's Cabaret. Sports bars/restaurants operate under the brand name Bombshells Restaurant & Bar. Please visit http://www.rcihospitality.com
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