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Note 8 - Debt

Note 8 - Debt
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Notes to Financial Statements  
Debt Disclosure [Text Block]


Our outstanding debt, net of debt issuance costs, consisted of the following (dollars in millions):


June 30,


December 31,






Senior Credit Facilities:


Revolving facility

  $     $  

Amounts outstanding under A/R programs


Senior notes

    1,451       1,473  

Variable interest entities

    40       45  


    30       32  

Total debt

  $ 1,521     $ 1,550  

Current portion of debt

  $ 13     $ 12  

Long-term portion of debt

    1,508       1,538  

Total debt

  $ 1,521     $ 1,550  

Direct and Subsidiary Debt

Substantially all of our debt, including the facilities described below, has been incurred by our subsidiaries (primarily Huntsman International). Huntsman Corporation is not a guarantor of such subsidiary debt.

Certain of our subsidiaries have third-party debt agreements that contain certain restrictions with regard to dividends, distributions, loans or advances. In certain circumstances, the consent of a third party would be required prior to the transfer of any cash or assets from these subsidiaries to us.

Debt Issuance Costs

We record debt issuance costs related to a debt liability on the balance sheets as a reduction to the face amount of that debt liability. As of  June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the amount of debt issuance costs directly reducing the debt liability was $9 million and $10 million, respectively. We amortize debt issuance costs using either a straight line or effective interest method, depending on the debt agreement, and record them as interest expense.

Revolving Credit Facility


On May 20, 2022, Huntsman International entered into the 2022 Revolving Credit Facility. Borrowings will bear interest at the rates specified in the credit agreement governing the 2022 Credit Facility, which will vary based on the type of loan and Huntsman International’s debt ratings. Under the credit agreement, the interest rate margin and the commitment fee rates are also subject to adjustments based on the Company’s performance on specified sustainability target thresholds with respect to annual percentage reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions intensity and annual percentage reduction in water consumption intensity. Unless previously terminated in accordance with its terms, the credit agreement will mature in May 2027. Huntsman International may increase the 2022 Revolving Credit Facility commitments up to an additional $500 million, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. In connection with entering into the 2022 Revolving Credit Facility, Huntsman International terminated all commitments and repaid all obligations under its 2018 $1.2 billion senior unsecured credit facility.

As of June 30, 2022, our $1.2 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility (“Revolving Credit Facility”) was as follows (monetary amounts in millions):




discounts and






debt issuance














Interest rate(2)




Revolving Credit Facility

  $ 1,200     $ (1)   $ (1)   $ (1)  

Term SOFR plus 1.475%

    May 2027  



On June 30, 2022, we had an additional $3 million (U.S. dollar equivalents) of letters of credit and bank guarantees issued and outstanding under our Revolving Credit Facility.


Interest rates on borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility vary based on the type of loan and Huntsman International’s debt ratings. The representative interest rate for U.S. dollar borrowings as of June 30, 2022 was 1.475% above term SOFR.



A/R Programs

Our U.S. accounts receivable securitization program (“U.S. A/R Programs”) and our European accounts receivable securitization program (“EU A/R Program” and collectively with the U.S. A/R Program, “A/R Programs”) are structured so that we transfer certain of our trade receivables to the U.S. special purpose entity (“U.S. SPE”) and the European special purpose entity (“EU SPE”) in transactions intended to be true sales or true contributions. The receivables collateralize debt incurred by the U.S. SPE and the EU SPE.


On July 1, 2021, we entered into amendments to our A/R Programs that, among other things, extended the respective scheduled termination dates of our A/R Programs from April 2022 to July 2024.


Information regarding our A/R Programs as of June 30, 2022 was as follows (monetary amounts in millions):


Maximum funding












Interest rate(2)

U.S. A/R Program


July 2024

  $ 150     $  


Applicable rate plus 0.90%

EU A/R Program


July 2024


Applicable rate plus 1.30%


(or approximately $105)




The amount of actual availability under our A/R Programs may be lower based on the level of eligible receivables sold, changes in the credit ratings of our customers, customer concentration levels and certain characteristics of the accounts receivable being transferred, as defined in the applicable agreements.


The applicable rate for our U.S. A/R Program is defined by the lender as USD LIBOR. The applicable rate for our EU A/R Program is either USD LIBOR, EURIBOR or SONIA (Sterling Overnight Interbank Average Rate). In anticipation of the transition away from USD LIBOR, the amendments we made in July 2021 to our A/R Programs incorporated replacement rates for the USD LIBOR.


As of June 30, 2022, we had approximately $8 million (U.S. dollar equivalents) of letters of credit issued and outstanding under our U.S. A/R Program.

As of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, $407 million and $324 million, respectively, of accounts receivable were pledged as collateral under our A/R Programs.


Senior Notes


On January 15, 2021, Huntsman International redeemed in full €445 million (approximately $541 million) in aggregate principal amount of our 5.125% senior notes due 2021 (“2021 Senior Notes”) at the redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the redemption date. In connection with this redemption, we incurred an incremental cash tax liability of approximately $15 million in the first quarter of 2021 related to foreign currency exchange gains.


On May 26, 2021, Huntsman International completed a $400 million offering of its 2.95% senior notes due 2031 (“2031 Senior Notes”). On June 23, 2021, Huntsman International applied the net proceeds from the offering, along with cash on hand, to redeem in full $400 million in aggregate principal amount of its 5.125% senior notes due 2022 (“2022 Senior Notes”) and to pay accrued but unpaid interest of approximately $2 million. In addition, we paid redemption premiums and related fees and expenses of approximately $25 million and recognized a corresponding loss on early extinguishment of debt of $26 million in the second quarter of 2021.


Variable Interest Entity Debt


As of  June 30, 2022, AAC, our consolidated 50%-owned joint venture, had $40 million outstanding under its loan commitments and debt financing arrangements. As of June 30, 2022, we have $9 million classified as current debt and $31 million as long-term debt on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. We do not guarantee these loan commitments, and AAC is not a guarantor of any of our other debt obligations.


Compliance with Covenants

We believe that we are in compliance with the covenants contained in the agreements governing our material debt instruments, including our Revolving Credit Facility, our A/R Programs and our senior notes.​