United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) (“U. S. Steel” or the “company”) today announced that it has completed an amendment and restatement of the company’s $1.75 billion asset-based sustainability-linked credit facility (the “ABL”).
The ABL maturity has been extended to 2027 and contains targeted sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs) related to carbon reduction, safety performance and facility site certification by ResponsibleSteelTM. The ABL will incur positive or negative pricing adjustments on the loan margin and commitment fee based on its performance to the sustainability KPIs.
“We are continuing to transition to a less capital and carbon intensive business while executing our Best for All® strategy,” U. S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer David B. Burritt said. “These sustainability-linked loans align with our decarbonization commitment and goals, and support our strategic execution by providing financial flexibility.”
Last year, U. S. Steel announced a bold ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 as part of a transformational commitment to sustainable and profitable steelmaking. Meeting this goal will require partnerships to find new business approaches and develop new technologies, as well as collaboration and support of governments, trade agencies and other organizations.
In April, ResponsibleSteelTM awarded its first site certification in North America to U. S. Steel’s Big River Steel. This designation confirms the leadership and commitment U. S. Steel has made to operate sustainably and ethically and to deliver sustainable steel solutions. Customers want sustainable high-quality steels to help them meet their own decarbonization targets. U. S. Steel is transforming itself to deliver sustainable products and processes to its customers.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. acted as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and ING Capital LLC acted as Joint Sustainability Structuring Agents in connection with the U. S. Steel sustainability-linked ABL.
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Founded in 1901, United States Steel Corporation is a leading steel producer. With an unwavering focus on safety, the company’s customer-centric Best for All® strategy is advancing a more secure, sustainable future for U. S. Steel and its stakeholders. With a renewed emphasis on innovation, U. S. Steel serves the automotive, construction, appliance, energy, containers, and packaging industries with high value-added steel products such as U. S. Steel’s proprietary XG3™ advanced high-strength steel. The company also maintains competitively advantaged iron ore production and has an annual raw steelmaking capability of 22.4 million net tons. U. S. Steel is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with world-class operations across the United States and in Central Europe. For more information, please visit www.ussteel.com.