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Fitch upgrades TCL's IDRs to 'B-'; Outlook Stable

01 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Foreign and Local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) to 'B-' from 'D' and assigned an expected rating to the company's proposed senior secured term loan of 'B-(EXP)/RR4'. The rating Outlook is Stable The upgrade reflects the restructuring steps TCL has taken under the increased ownership, support and strategic guidance from Cemex (Cemex; 'B+'/Stable Outlook) following the default on its bank loans in September 2014. Fitch exp...

TCL Group plans delisting

24 June 2015, Published under Cement News

In the midst of a major debt restructuring exercise, Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) has announced that it could delist from the Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE), the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange (ECSE) and the Guyana Association of Securities Companies and Intermediaries Inc (GASCI) following its annual shareholders meeting next month. In a notice last week, the Caribbean-based company said that a continued listing on the three regional stock exchanges was “not economically feasible”. ...

Arawak Cement’s future hangs in the balance

08 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Some 200 employees of Arawak Cement plant await the decision of a high-level team from parent company Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) on the future of the cement plant on based in St Lucy in Barbados. TCL chairman, Wilfred Espinet, confirmed that after the parent company’s shareholders’ annual general meeting in July, the board of directors and TCL management will focus on Arawak. Espinet explained that after successful negotiations with creditors, the company was able to pay off its debts w...

TCL poised for new loan syndication

28 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) is set to launch a US$245m five-year term loan as it seeks to turn a new leaf following the completion of a debt restructuring earlier this year, Reuters reports. Bank meetings in New York today will kick off a syndication being led by Credit Suisse and Citigroup, whose bridge loan to the company is expected to be taken out with this transaction. After failing to bring a debut international bond to market last year, TCL was forced in October to miss a debt pay...

TCL restructures debt, names new CEO

18 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) has repaid all its previous lenders, company chairman, Wilfred Espinet, announced alongside Nigel Edwards and new chief executive, Jose Luis Seijo. Espinet said shareholders were updated at a February meeting on some of the board's plans to reorganise the capital structure of TCL and were, at that time, advised that the board had agreed to a set of restructuring terms with lenders, with two significant preconditions-the removal of the 20 per cent restriction ...

New Caribbean Cement GM appointed

27 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex executive Alejandro Vares has been appointed general manager of Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL), replacing incumbent head Anthony Haynes, effective 4 May 2015. Vares will leave his position as Interim Country Manager of Cemex Costa Rica to join the Rockfort, Kingston-based cement producer, Caribbean Cement said in a press release. The appointment was approved by the Board of Directors on Thursday. Haynes will serve until the end of April, then transition to a new position ...

TCL reports full-year loss

25 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd recorded a loss of TTD211m for last year, as the company wrote down the value of its investment in Arawak Cement Company (Barbados) by TTD153m and in deferred tax assets by TTD86m. TCL chairman Wilfred Espinet said if the one-time impairment expenses were excluded from the results, the profit after tax figure would have amounted to TTD88m, which would have been 166 per cent higher YoY on a like-by-like basis. Revenues rose by nine per cent YoY driven by growth in it...

TCL downgraded by Fitch Ratings

09 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) has been downgraded by Fitch Ratings, just days after Standard & Poor’s (S&P) also lowered its corporate credit rating on the Caribbean-based producer. Fitch’s primary analyst Phillip Wrenn said in a statement that cement company’s foreign and local currency issuer default ratings (IDRs) had dropped to ‘D’ from ‘B-’. “This downgrade to ‘D’ follows the announcement by TCL’s Board of Directors on 29 September 2014 of a ‘standstill’ on all payments due under exis...

S&P's downgrades Trinidad Cement Ltd

06 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its corporate credit rating on Trinidad Cement Ltd Group (TCL) to 'D' from 'B'.   The downgrade reflects TCL's missed debt service payments due 30 September 2014. Such maturities are not subject to a grace period and we do not expect payment within five business days, which Standard & Poor's considers an event of default as per its criteria.   In addition, the downgrade reflects TCL's 29 September 2014, notice to stakeholders, in which the company...

TCL places hold on all debt payments

02 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Following a financial assessment of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Caribbean-based cement producer has decided to place a hold on all payments due under the existing restructured loan agreements and has proposed a “standstill.” The decision to propose a standstill came after TCL met with its lenders on Monday to update them on the present state of the company. “Subsequent to the meeting, the board of directors took a decision to place a hold on all paym...