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GRAYBAR ELECTRIC CO INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits

June 10, 2014

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On June 6, 2014, Graybar Electric Company, Inc. ("Graybar" or the "Company"), and Graybar Canada Limited, its Canadian operating subsidiary ("Graybar Canada"), amended and extended their five-year revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Credit Facility"), to, among other things, increase the availability to $550 million, which includes a combined letter of credit sub-facility of up to $50.0 million, a U.S. swing-line loan facility of up to $50.0 million, and a Canadian swing-line loan facility of up to $20.0 million, pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 6, 2014 (the "Credit Agreement"), by and among Graybar, as parent borrower, Graybar Canada Limited, as a borrower, the lenders party thereto, Bank of America, N.A. as Domestic Administrative Agent, Domestic Swing Line Lender and Domestic L/C Issuer and Bank of America, N.A., acting through its Canada branch, as Canadian Administrative Agent, Canadian Swing Line Lender and Canadian L/C Issuer. The Credit Agreement includes a $100.0 million sublimit (in U.S. or Canadian dollars) for borrowings by Graybar Canada. The Revolving Credit Facility contains an accordion feature, which allows Graybar to request increases to the aggregate borrowing commitments of up to $300.0 million.

Interest on the Company's borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility will be based on, at the borrower's election, either (A) (i) the base rate (as defined in the agreement), or (ii) LIBOR (in the case of Graybar as borrower) or (B) (i) the base rate (as defined in the agreement) or (ii) CDOR (in the case of Graybar Canada as borrower), in each case plus an applicable margin, as determined by the pricing grid set forth in the Credit Agreement. In connection with such a borrowing, the applicable borrower will also select the term of the loan, up to six months, or automatically renew with the consent of the lenders. Swing line loans, which are daily loans, will bear interest at a rate based on, at the borrower's election, either (i) the base rate or (ii) the daily floating Eurodollar rate (or CDOR, in the case of Graybar Canada). In addition to interest payments, there are also certain fees and obligations associated with borrowings, swing-line loans, letters of credit and other administrative matters.

The five-year Credit Agreement matures in June 2019. Borrowings of Graybar Canada may be in U.S. Dollars or Canadian Dollars. The obligations of Graybar Canada are secured by the guaranty of Graybar and any material domestic subsidiaries of Graybar (as defined). Under no circumstances will Graybar Canada use its borrowings to benefit Graybar or its operations, including without limitation to repay any of Graybar's obligations under the facility.

The Revolving Credit Agreement provides for a quarterly commitment fee ranging from 0.25% to 0.4% per annum, subject to adjustment based upon the consolidated leverage ratio for a fiscal quarter, and letter of credit fees ranging from 1.00% to 1.60% per annum payable quarterly, subject to such adjustment. Borrowings can be either base rate loans plus a margin ranging from 0.00% to 0.60% or LIBOR loans plus a margin ranging from 1.00% to 1.60%, subject to adjustment based upon the consolidated leverage ratio. Availability under the Revolving Credit Agreement is subject to the accuracy of representations and warranties and absence of a default and, in the case of Canadian borrowings denominated in Canadian dollars, the absence of a material adverse change in the national or international financial markets, which would make it impracticable to lend Canadian dollars.


The Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants for credit facilities of this type, including limitations on Graybar and our subsidiaries with respect to indebtedness, liens, changes in the nature of our business, investments, mergers and acquisitions, issuance of equity securities, dispositions of assets and dissolution of certain subsidiaries, transactions with affiliates, restricted payments (subject to incurrence tests, with certain exceptions), as well as securitizations, factoring transactions, and transactions with sanctioned parties or in violation of certain US or Canadian anti-corruption laws. There are also maximum leverage ratio and minimum interest coverage ratio financial covenants to which the Company will be subject during the term of the Credit Agreement.

The Credit Agreement also provides for customary events of default, including a failure to pay principal, interest or fees when due, failure to comply with covenants, the fact that any representation or warranty made by any of the credit parties is materially incorrect, failure to comply with covenants, the occurrence of an event of default under certain other indebtedness of Graybar and its subsidiaries, the commencement of certain insolvency or receivership events affecting any of the credit parties, certain actions under ERISA and the occurrence of a change in control of any of the credit parties (subject to certain permitted transactions as described in the Credit Agreement). Upon the occurrence of an event of default, the commitments of the lenders may be terminated and all outstanding obligations of the credit parties under the Credit Agreement may be declared immediately due and payable.

Certain parties to the Credit Agreement and certain of their respective affiliates have performed in the past, and may from time to time perform in the future, banking, investment banking and other advisory services for the Company and its affiliates for which they have received, and/or will receive, customary fees and expenses.

The description of the Credit Agreement set forth above does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Credit Agreement, which will be filed as an Exhibit to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Quarter ending June 30, 2014.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

The disclosure set forth above under Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 10, 2014, Graybar issued a press release announcing the entry into the Credit Agreement. The full text of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.

The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99 is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth in such filing.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits (d) Exhibits (99) Press release dated June 10, 2014


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