Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt

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Long-Term Debt
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long-Term Debt
Note 2. Long-Term Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following:
(In thousands)
June 30,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
Senior notes
$
227,143

 
$
262,857

Revolving credit facility
34,030

 

Capitalized leases and other obligations
6,770

 
6,328

Total long-term debt
267,943

 
269,185

Less: Current maturities
(39,796
)
 
(39,354
)
Total maturities due after one year
$
228,147

 
$
229,831



We have three outstanding unsecured senior note agreements with an aggregate amount outstanding of $227.1 million and $262.9 million at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. These notes call for periodic principal payments with maturities that range from 2015 to 2021, of which $35.7 million is due in the next twelve months. Interest rates on these notes are fixed and range from 4.00% to 5.85%. The effective average interest rate on our outstanding senior note agreements was 5.07% and 5.17% at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

We have a five-year, $200.0 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility pursuant to the terms of a second amended and restated credit agreement dated August 10, 2011 (the “Credit Agreement”), with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”) serving as administrative agent for the lenders. Of the $200.0 million line of credit commitments, $150.0 million may be used for letters of credit and $20.0 million may be used for borrowings under the Wells Fargo Sweep Plus Loan Program. This sweep program is a daily cash management tool that automatically initiates borrowings to cover overnight cash requirements up to an aggregate of $20.0 million. In addition, we have the right to request an increase in the line of credit commitments up to a total of $300.0 million in minimum increments of $25.0 million. At our option, revolving loans under the facility bear interest at either: (a) the Applicable Margin Percentage for Base Rate Loans plus the higher of Wells Fargo’s prime rate, the federal funds rate plus 0.5% per annum, or the one month LIBOR Rate plus 1.0% per annum; (b) the LIBOR Rate plus the Applicable Margin Percentage for LIBOR Loans; or (c) the LIBOR Market Index Rate (“LIBOR Index Rate”) plus the Applicable Margin Percentage for LIBOR Market Index Loans. The Applicable Margin Percentage is determined by a pricing grid in the Credit Agreement and ranges from 1.0% to 1.875%. The Applicable Margin Percentage was 1.125% from January 1, 2012 to April 8, 2012 and decreased to 1.00% from April 9, 2012 to June 30, 2012. Revolving loans under the sweep program bear interest at the LIBOR Index Rate.

The outstanding balance of borrowings on the line of credit facility was $34.0 million at June 30, 2012. There were $52.6 million and $49.9 million of outstanding letters of credit at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.