Form 8-K



Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): December 19, 2018


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware    001-14505    95-2623879
(State or Other Jurisdiction    (Commission File Number)    (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)       Identification No.)


1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2600

Los Angeles, California

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)    (Zip Code)     

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 552-1834

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 19, 2018, Korn/Ferry International (the “Company”) entered into an amended and restated credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”) as administrative agent, and other lender parties thereto. The Credit Agreement provides for a $650 million five-year senior secured revolving credit facility (the “Facility”). The Credit Agreement also provides that, under certain circumstances, the Company may incur term loans or increase the aggregate principal amount of revolving commitments by an aggregate amount of up to $250 million. The proceeds from the Facility will be used to refinance the obligations outstanding under the Company’s existing credit agreement, dated as of June 15, 2016, among the Company, Wells Fargo and the other lenders party thereto (the “Existing Credit Agreement”), and for working capital and other general corporate purposes. The obligations under the Credit Agreement are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Company and those of its subsidiaries that are guarantors under the Credit Agreement.

Amounts outstanding under the Credit Agreement accrue interest at a rate equal to either, at the Company’s election, LIBOR plus a margin of 1.25% to 2.00% per annum, or base rate plus a margin of 0.25% to 1.00%, in each case depending on the Company’s consolidated net leverage ratio.

The covenants of the Credit Agreement include customary negative covenants that, among other things, restrict the Company’s ability to incur additional indebtedness, grant liens and make certain acquisitions, investments, asset dispositions and restricted payments. In addition, the Credit Agreement contains certain financial covenants that require the Company to maintain a net funded debt to EBITDA ratio not greater than 3.25 to 1.00, and an adjusted EBIT to interest expense ratio of at least 3.25 to 1.00.

The Credit Agreement includes customary events of default, and customary rights and remedies upon the occurrence of any event of default thereunder, including rights to accelerate the loans, terminate the commitments thereunder and realize upon the collateral securing the obligations under the Credit Agreement.

A copy of the Credit Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Credit Agreement.

The financial institutions party to the Credit Agreement and their respective affiliates are full service financial institutions engaged in various activities, which may include sales and trading, commercial and investment banking, advisory, investment management, investment research, principal investment, hedging, market making, brokerage, and other financial and non-financial activities and services. Certain of these financial institutions and their respective affiliates were party to the Existing Credit Agreement and/or have provided, and may in the future provide, a variety of these services to the Company and to persons and entities with relationships with the Company, for which they received or will receive customary fees and expenses.


Item 2.03

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth under “Item 1.01—Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement” is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.





  Exhibit Number              


  10.1   Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated December 19, 2018, by and among Korn/Ferry International, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and other lender parties thereto.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Date: December 19, 2018      


               /s/ Jonathan Kuai


                                                            Name:       Jonathan Kuai



General Counsel and Corporate