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The US casino group Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc has announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The results are expectedly modest, as the casinos remained closed from mid-March.

As of March 31, 2020, Twin River had $361.6 million in cash and cash equivalents, having fully drawn on its $250 million revolving credit facility during the first quarter. On May 11, 2020, it raised its term loan by $275 million under its existing credit agreement and repaid the full $250 million it had outstanding under its revolving credit facility. Proforma for the additional $275 million of financing, the concurrent repayment of the full $250M balance on its revolver, and factoring in fees and expenses paid at closing, the Company had cash on hand of more than $370 million as of March 31, 2020 and full availability, subject to the terms of the applicable agreement, of the $250 million under the revolver, for a total liquidity in excess of $620 million.

The company has undertaken successful efforts to enhance liquidity and cut costs. The company has also closed

$275 million of new debt financing, which will further improve the liquidity and support strategic growth opportunities.

George Papanier, President and Chief Executive Officer, said “During these times, our highest priority is the health and safety of our team members, customers and communities. We continue to support the actions taken by state and local officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19, including the temporary closure of our properties, and continue to look to provide assistance wherever possible.”

“Our Company started the year strong, reporting year-over-year revenue growth of over 23% in the first two months of the quarter,” Mr. Papanier continued. “While our full quarter results were meaningfully impacted by the closure of our properties in March, we have taken broad-based actions to reduce expenses and enhance liquidity. Our leadership team has also remained hard at work executing on key strategic growth initiatives, including our recently announced deal to acquire three casinos from Eldorado and Caesars to further expand our geographic diversity and enhance our financial profile. Despite near-term uncertainties, we are confident that our strong balance sheet, liquidity and long-term strategic planning will enable us to emerge from this crisis in an even better position.”

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