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Unsecured Line of Credit Payable

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Unsecured Line of Credit Payable
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Unsecured Line of Credit Payable UNSECURED LINE OF CREDIT PAYABLE
During the 2021 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”) and the continuation of an existing $250.0 million unsecured term loan (“2018 Term Loan”). The Revolving Credit Facility has a four-year term ending in August 2025, with two six-month extension options. The Credit Agreement has an accordion feature that allows us to increase the aggregate facility to $1.5 billion, subject to the lenders’ agreement to provide additional revolving loan commitments or term loans. As a result of the transaction, we recognized a loss on extinguishment of debt of $0.2 million related to the write-off of unamortized loan origination costs. We incurred $4.8 million of additional loan origination costs which will be amortized as interest expense over the term of the Revolving Credit Facility.

The Revolving Credit Facility bears interest at a rate of either one month LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 0.70% to 1.40% or the base rate plus a margin ranging from 0.0% to 0.40% (in each case depending upon WashREIT’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 WashREIT’s credit rating) on the $700.0 million committed revolving loan capacity, without regard to usage. As of September 30, 2021, the interest rate on the Revolving Credit Facility is one month LIBOR plus 0.85%, the one month LIBOR is 0.08% and the facility fee is 0.20%.

All outstanding advances for the Revolving Credit Facility are due and payable upon maturity in August 2025, unless extended pursuant to one or both of the two six-month extension options. Interest only payments are due and payable generally on a monthly basis.

The 2018 Term Loan increased and replaced the $150.0 million unsecured term loan, initially entered into on July 22, 2016 (“2016 Term Loan”), that was scheduled to mature in July 2023. The 2018 Term Loan is scheduled to mature 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 WashREIT’s credit rating). We used the $100.0 million of additional proceeds from the 2018 Term Loan primarily to repay outstanding borrowings on the Revolving Credit Facility.

On September 27, 2021, we prepaid a $150.0 million portion of the 2018 Term Loan using proceeds from the sale of the Office Portfolio and Retail Portfolio (see note 3). As a result of the prepayment, we recognized a loss on extinguishment of debt of $0.3 million related to the write-off of unamortized loan origination costs. Simultaneous with the prepayment, we terminated five interest rate swap arrangements (see note 6). We currently expect to hold the remaining $100.0 million portion of the 2018 Term Loan until maturity.

The amount of the Revolving Credit Facility’s unsecured line of credit unused and available at September 30, 2021 is as follows (in thousands):
Committed capacity $ 700,000 
Borrowings outstanding — 
Unused and available $ 700,000 

We executed borrowings and repayments on the Revolving Credit Facility during the 2021 Period as follows (in thousands):
Balance at December 31, 2020 $ 42,000 
Borrowings 108,000 
Repayments (150,000)
Balance at September 30, 2021 $ —