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DFW International Airport Bond Refinancing Saves $36 Million

New financing bonds for Rental Car Center will be paid off early

(DFW AIRPORT, TX – June 20, 2011) – DFW International Airport today continued its track record of good performance in the bond market by successfully refinancing the bonds for the Airport’s Rental Car Center. The $111 million dollar deal will save DFW over $36 million over the life of the bonds. The net-present-value is a savings of $24 million, 21.5%.

The DFW bond sale resulted in a 3.76% average taxable interest rate for the newly-issued bonds, which will be paid off in 2021, three years earlier than the 2024 maturity date of the previous bonds.

“We managed to achieve the largest savings, percentage-wise, that we’ve ever done,” said Chris Poinsatte, Chief Financial Officer of DFW International Airport. “This deal not only saves us money over the long term, it also frees up about $30 million in cash from the Facilities Improvement Corporation to be used on other airport projects.”

Morgan Keegan was the senior underwriter and Morgan Stanley was the co-senior underwriter for the refinancing deal. 
“It was very clear that the DFW Airport name helped achieve the very low interest rates,” said Buddy Kempf, Managing Director of Morgan Keegan. “There was a lot of interest in this refunding. We were four times oversubscribed.”