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Short-Term Borrowings and Credit Lines

Short-Term Borrowings and Credit Lines
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Short-term Debt [Text Block]
Except as disclosed below, there have been no significant changes to the Company's short-term borrowings and credit lines as described in Note 7 in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.


As of June 30, 2022, the Company had an unsecured, committed revolving credit agreement, maturing on December 30, 2025, which provided for funding up to $500.0 million (the "Prior Domestic Credit Agreement"). As of June 30, 2022, the Company was in compliance with all associated covenants and there was no balance outstanding under the facility.

In July 2022, the Company terminated the Prior Domestic Credit Agreement and, simultaneously, entered into a new credit agreement (the “Domestic Credit Agreement”). The Domestic Credit Agreement provides for up to $500.0 million of borrowings pursuant to an unsecured, committed revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”), which is available for working capital and general corporate purposes, including a sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit. This Credit Facility matures on July 12, 2027. Interest, 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.

The Domestic Credit Agreement requires the Company to comply with a financial covenant to maintain a certain funded debt ratio. In addition, the Domestic Credit 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.
Shareholders' Equity

Since the inception of the Company's stock repurchase plan in 2004 through June 30, 2022, the Company's Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of $2.0 billion of the Company's common stock, including an additional $500 million approved by the Company’s Board of Directors at its regular board meeting in April 2022. Shares of the Company's common stock may be purchased in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions, subject to market conditions, and generally settle subsequent to the trade date. The repurchase program does not obligate the Company to acquire any specific number of shares or to acquire shares over any specified period of time.
Under this program as of June 30, 2022, the Company had repurchased 31.7 million shares at an aggregate purchase price of $1,470.6 million and had $529.4 million remaining available. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company repurchased an aggregate of $69.6 million and $286.9 million, respectively, of the Company's common stock under this program.