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Primary Roundup

19 Mar 2004

Company

Lead Banks

Tranche

Price

Purpose

Update

American Achievement

Goldman Sachs

$40 million revolver

L+275

LBO

B loan flexed down from L+275

Deutsche Bank

$155 million B loan

L+250

B loan has a step down to L+225

Astoria Energy

CSFB

$690 million B loan

L+550

Project

Price talk edged up from L+450 Rated Ba3 by Moody's, B+ by S&P

ATP Oil & Gas Co.

CSFB

$175 million B loan

L+850

Refi

Launched March 15

Bresnan Communications

J.P. Morgan Wachovia Securities

$225 million B loan

L+350

Refi

In syndication

Douglas Dynamics

CSFB

$50 million revolver

L+300

LBO

First lien rated B+, second lien rated B- by S&P

$120 million B loan

L+300

$50 million second-lien term loan

L+650

Global Industries

Crédit Lyonnais

$150 million revolver

L+400

Refi

Launched March 16

Home Interiors & Gifts

J.P. Morgan

$50 million revolver

L+325

Recap

Price talk has emerged

$320 million term loan

L+325

infoUSA

Wells Fargo

$40 million revolver

L+200

Refi

In syndication

$130 million B loan

L+275

Luigino's

Goldman Sachs

$30 million revolver

L+250

Recap

Syndication is oversubscribed

National City Bank

$175 million B loan

L+275

Rated B1 by Moody's, B+ by S&P

Persona

TD Securities

C$60 million revolver

L+300-325

LBO

Syndication is more than two times oversubscribed

C$60 million A loan

L+300-325

Price talk has emerged

$150 million B loan

L+300-325

SKILL Holdings

BNP Paribas

$20 million revolver

L+350

LBO

Rated B+ by S&P

$120 million B loan

L+350

Team Health

Bank of America

$100 million revolver

L+250

Recap

In syndication

J.P. Morgan Merrill Lynch

$250 million B loan

L+275

The Hillman Group

Merrill Lynch

$40 million revolver

L+300

LBO

Pricing may flex down, a source familiar with the deal said Launched March 11

J.P. Morgan

$217.5 million B loan

L+300

VWR International

Deutsche Bank

$125 million revolver

L+250

LBO

Syndication is oversubscribed

Citibank

$415 million term loan

L+275

E122 million term loan

L+300

Waddington North America

J.P. Morgan

$30 million revolver

L+300

Recap

Pricing may flex down, a source familiar with the deal said

$125 million B loan

L+300

The Primary Roundup is a compilation of updates on deals previously reported by LMW, as of Thurs, March 18.

19 Mar 2004