Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., in its capacity as administrative agent, amending that certain Senior Secured Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of October 30, 2015 (as amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified, including by that certain Incremental and Refinancing Amendment (Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement), dated as of August 25, 2016, and by that certain Refinancing Amendment (Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement), dated March 10, 2017, the “Term Loan Credit Agreement”).
Pursuant to the Third Amendment, the outstanding $1,494.0 million principal amount of term loans under the Term Loan Credit Agreement (the “Existing Term Loans”) were replaced with $1,503.0 million in aggregate principal amount of new term loans (the “New Term Loans”) having substantially similar terms as the Existing Term Loans, except with respect to the interest rate and maturity date applicable to the New Term Loans, prepayment premiums in connection with certain voluntary prepayments and certain other amendments to the restrictive covenants. Proceeds from the New Term Loans were used to refinance the Existing Term Loans and to pay interest, fees and expenses in connection therewith.
The interest rate margin applicable to the New Term Loans was reduced from 1.25% to 1.00%, in the case of base rate loans, and from 2.25% to 2.00%, in the case of London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) loans (with the LIBOR floor remaining at 0.0%). The interest rate on the New Term Loans was 4.23% at September 30, 2018. The New Term Loans will mature on February 23, 2025. The refinancing resulted in a debt extinguishment charge of $10.3 million during the first quarter of 2018.
In the first quarter of 2017, we recorded a debt extinguishment charge of $9.0 million in connection with the refinancing of the Term Loan facility (Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement).
Redemption of Senior Notes due 2022
In July 2018, we redeemed $400 million of the then $1.6 billion outstanding Senior Notes due 2022 that were originally issued in 2015. The redemption price for the Senior Notes due 2022 was 103.25% of the principal amount of the notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the date of redemption. The redemption was primarily funded using proceeds from the forward sale settlement described below. The loss on debt extinguishment was $16.8 million during the third quarter of 2018.
Trade Securitization Program
In October 2017, XPO Logistics Europe SA, in which we hold an 86.25% controlling interest, entered into a trade receivables securitization program for a term of three years co-arranged by Crédit Agricole and HSBC. In the first quarter of 2018, the aggregate maximum amount available under the program was increased to €350 million (approximately $406.3 million as of September 30, 2018). At September 30, 2018, the remaining borrowing capacity was €36.0 million (approximately $41.8 million) and the weighted-average interest rate was 1.11%.
Loan Covenants and Compliance
As of September 30, 2018, we were in compliance with the covenants and other provisions of our debt agreements. Any failure to comply with any material provision or covenant of these agreements could have a material adverse effect on our liquidity and operations.
In connection with a common stock offering in July 2017, we entered into separate forward sale agreements (the “Forward Sale Agreements”) with each of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, London Branch (the “Forward Counterparties”) pursuant to which we agreed to sell, and each Forward Counterparty agreed to purchase, three million shares of our common stock (or six million shares of our common stock in the aggregate) subject to the terms and conditions of the Forward Sale Agreements, including our right to elect cash settlement or net share settlement. The initial forward price under each of the Forward Sale Agreements was $58.08 per share (which was the public offering price of our common stock for a primary offering of five million shares completed at that time, less the underwriting discount) and was subject to certain adjustments pursuant to the terms of the Forward Sale Agreements. Consistent with our strategy to grow our business in part through acquisitions, we entered into the Forward Sale Agreements to provide additional available cash for such acquisitions, among other general corporate purposes. In July 2018, we physically settled the forwards in full by