Russel Metals Completes Refinancing

On October 29, 2004, Russel Metals Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, FIL (US) Inc., replaced their existing credit facility with a C$200 million committed term revolving credit facility. The syndicate, which included a number of Canadian and US financial institutions, was led by Royal Bank of Canada as agent.

Russel Metals was represented in the transaction by a team from Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP composed of Scott Hyman, Melanie Koszegi, Cynthia Cline and Gray Taylor from Toronto, Alain Roberge and Joseph Jarjour from Montreal, and Jennifer Toone, Marc Berger and Valérie Vena from New York.

The lenders were represented by a team from McMillan Binch LLP that included Paul Avis, Todd Miller and Stephanie Robinson, and a team from Moses & Singer LLP in New York composed of Peter Smedresman and Paul Roder.