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Deals Relaunch Using Web, Conference Tools

23 Sep 2001

BANK ONE and Union Bank of California launched deals for Coraopolis, Pa.-based DQE Capital and its unregulated subsidiary Duquesne Light last week. According to bankers familiar with the situation, the bank meeting was done via a conference call and IntraLinks, a secure online environment for project and document management used for large leveraged capital markets transactions. The deals were originally set to launch last Thursday at the Millennium Hotel in downtown New York. IntraLinks is a secure meeting room on the Web, where project and relationship management teams schedule, conduct and manage business interactions online.

The DQE loan is a $245 million, 364-day credit that is priced at LIBOR plus 11/ 8%. There is a 17.5 basis points fee on the unused line. Pricing on the $150 million deal for Duquesne is LIBOR plus 1% with a 15 basis points undrawn fee. Union Bank is the administrative agent on DQE and BANK ONE is administrative agent on the Duquesne loan. Pricing has not changed since the postponement of the old deal. Calls to Frosina Cordisco, v.p. and treasurer of DQE were not returned.

23 Sep 2001