Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Short-Term Borrowings and Credit Lines

Short-Term Borrowings and Credit Lines
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Short-term Debt [Text Block]

The Company has an unsecured, committed revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) that provides for up to $500.0 million of borrowings, which is available for working capital and general corporate purposes, including a sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit. The Credit Facility matures on July 12, 2027. Interest, generally payable monthly, is based on the Company's option of either the secured overnight financing rate (“SOFR”) plus an applicable margin or a base rate. Base rate is defined as the highest of the following, plus an applicable margin:
• the administrative agent's prime rate;
• the higher of the federal funds rate or overnight bank funding rate set by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, plus 0.50%; or
• the one-month SOFR plus 1.00%.

The applicable margin for SOFR loans will range from 1.00% to 1.50% based on the Company’s funded debt ratio. The applicable margin for base rate loans will range from 0.00% to 0.50% based on the Company’s funded debt ratio. A commitment fee ranging from 0.10% to 0.20% based on the Company's funded debt ratio is paid quarterly on the average daily unused commitment amount of the Credit Facility.

The agreement for the Credit Facility requires the Company to comply with a financial covenant to maintain a certain funded debt ratio. In addition, the agreement includes customary covenants that, among other things, limit or restrict the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to incur additional indebtedness and liens, engage in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, and engage in transactions with
affiliates, as well as restrict the amount of certain payments, including dividends and share buybacks in the event the Company's funded debt ratio is greater than a set amount.
As of December 31, 2022, the Company was in compliance with all associated covenants and there was no balance outstanding under the Credit Facility. As of December 31, 2021 there was no balance outstanding under the credit agreement in effect for such period.

The Company's European subsidiary has available an unsecured, committed line of credit, which is guaranteed by the Company, and provides for borrowing up to a maximum of €4.4 million (approximately US$4.7 million) as of December 31, 2022, with borrowings to accrue interest at a base rate plus 75 basis points.

As of December 31, 2022 and 2021 there was no balance outstanding.