Following the refinancing of the Existing Term Loans in February 2018, the principal balance of approximately $1.5 billion will become due in 2025. The Existing Term Loans were previously scheduled to mature in 2021. Additional annual interest payments of approximately $60 million are due in 2022 through 2024. Additionally, following the partial redemption of the Senior Notes due 2022 in July 2018, the principal balance of the Senior Notes due 2022 was reduced by $400 million to $1.2 billion due in 2022. Interest payments related to this debt were reduced by $26 million for each of the years ended 2019, 2020 and 2021, and by $13 million for 2022. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, there were no other material changes to our December 31, 2017 contractual obligations.
New Accounting Standards
Information related to new accounting standards is included in Note 1—Organization, Description of Business and Basis of Presentation and Note 3—Revenue Recognition to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.
We have a significant proportion of our net assets and income in non-U.S. dollar (“USD”) currencies, primarily the Euro (“EUR”) and British Pound Sterling (“GBP”). We are exposed to currency risk from the potential changes in functional currency values of our foreign currency denominated assets, liabilities and cash flows. Consequently, a depreciation of the EUR and GBP relative to the USD could have an adverse impact on our financial results. In order to mitigate against the risk of a reduction in the value of foreign currency from the Company’s international operations, the Company uses foreign currency option and forward contracts and gains or losses on these contracts are recorded in Foreign currency loss in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. See Note 4—Derivative Instruments for further information.
There have been no material changes to our quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 as compared to the quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Conclusion Regarding the Effectiveness of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and acting Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Based on that evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of September 30, 2018 were effective as of such time such that the information required to be included in our SEC reports is: (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms relating to the Company, including our consolidated subsidiaries, and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our CEO and CFO, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There have not been any changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended September 30, 2018 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.