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Unsecured Lines of Credit Payable

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Unsecured Lines of Credit Payable
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Unsecured Lines of Credit Payable
UNSECURED LINES OF CREDIT PAYABLE

During the 2018 Quarter, we entered into an amended and restated credit agreement (“Credit Agreement”) which provides for a $700.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility (“Revolving Credit Facility”), the continuation of an existing $150.0 million unsecured term loan (“2015 Term Loan”) and an additional $250.0 million unsecured term loan (“2018 Term Loan”). The Revolving Credit Facility has a four-year term ending in March 2022, with two six-month extension options, and expands our prior $600.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility that was set to expire in June 2019. The Credit Agreement has an accordion feature that allows us to increase the aggregate facility to $1.5 billion, subject to the extent lenders agree to provide additional revolving loan commitments or term loans.

The Revolving Credit Facility bears interest at a rate of either one month LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 0.775% to 1.55% or the base rate plus a margin ranging from 0.0% to 0.55% (in each case depending upon Washington REIT’s credit rating). The base rate is the highest of the administrative agent’s prime rate, the federal funds rate plus 0.50% and the LIBOR market index rate plus 1.0%. In addition, the Revolving Credit Facility requires the payment of a facility fee ranging from 0.10% to 0.30% (depending on Washington REIT’s credit rating) on the $700.0 million committed revolving loan capacity, without regard to usage. As of March 31, 2018, the interest rate on the Revolving Credit Facility is one month LIBOR plus 1.00%, the one month LIBOR is 1.88% and the facility fee is 0.20%.

The 2018 Term Loan increases and replaces the $150.0 million unsecured term loan, initially incurred on July 22, 2016 (“2016 Term Loan”), that was set to mature in July 2023. The 2018 Term Loan matures in July 2023 and bears interest at a rate of either one month LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 0.85% to 1.75% or the base rate plus a margin ranging from 0.0% to 0.75% (in each case depending upon Washington REIT’s credit rating). As of March 31, 2018, the interest rate of the 2016 Term Loan is one month LIBOR plus 110 basis points. We used the $100.0 million of additional proceeds from the 2018 Term Loan primarily to repay outstanding borrowings on the Revolving Credit Facility.

We had previously used interest rate derivatives to effectively fix the interest rate of the 2016 Term Loan. These interest rate derivatives now effectively fix the interest rate on a $150.0 million portion of the 2018 Term Loan at 2.31%. We also have entered into forward interest rate derivatives commencing June 29, 2018 to effectively fix the interest rate on the remaining $100.0 million of the 2018 Term Loan at 3.71%.

The amount of the Revolving Credit Facility’s unsecured line of credit unused and available at March 31, 2018 is as follows (in thousands):
Committed capacity
$
700,000

Borrowings outstanding
(260,000
)
Unused and available
$
440,000



We executed borrowings and repayments on the Revolving Credit Facility during the 2018 Quarter as follows (in thousands):
Balance at December 31, 2017
$
166,000

Borrowings
290,000

Repayments
(196,000
)
Balance at March 31, 2018
$
260,000