|12 Months Ended|
Mar. 28, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
VF maintains a $2.25 billion senior unsecured revolving line of credit (the “Global Credit Facility”) that expires December 2023. VF may request an unlimited number of one year extensions so long as each extension does not cause the remaining life of the Global Credit Facility to exceed five years, subject to stated terms and conditions. The Global Credit Facility may be used to borrow funds in both U.S. dollar and certain non-U.S. dollar currencies, and has a $50.0 million letter of credit sublimit. In addition, the Global Credit Facility supports VF’s U.S. commercial paper program for short-term, seasonal working capital requirements and general corporate purposes, including share repurchases and acquisitions. Borrowings under the Global Credit Facility are priced at a credit spread of 81.0 basis points over the appropriate LIBOR benchmark for each currency. VF is also required to pay a facility fee to the lenders, currently equal to 6.5 basis points of the committed amount of the facility. The credit spread and facility fee are subject to adjustment based on VF’s credit ratings.
The Global Credit Facility contains certain restrictive covenants, which include maintenance of a consolidated indebtedness to consolidated capitalization ratio, as defined therein, equal to or below 60%. If VF fails in the performance of any covenants, the lenders may terminate their obligation to make advances and declare any outstanding obligations to be immediately due and payable. As of March 2020, VF was in compliance with all covenants. In April 2020, VF entered into an amendment to the Global Credit Facility that resulted in certain changes to the restrictive covenants, including an increase to the consolidated indebtedness to consolidated capitalization ratio financial covenant to 70% and a revised calculation of consolidated indebtedness to be net of
unrestricted cash of VF and its subsidiaries. Refer to Note 27 for additional information.
In March 2020, VF elected to draw down $1.0 billion from the Global Credit Facility to strengthen the Company's cash position and support general working capital needs in Fiscal 2021, which was an action taken by the Company in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The borrowings have an interest rate of 1.81% and were repaid in April 2020 with proceeds from the issuance of senior unsecured notes. Refer to Note 27 for additional information.
VF’s commercial paper program allows for borrowings of up to $2.25 billion to the extent it has borrowing capacity under the Global Credit Facility. Outstanding commercial paper borrowings totaled $215.0 million and $650.0 million at March 2020 and 2019, respectively. Borrowings under the commercial paper program had a weighted average interest rate of 1.4% and 2.7% at March 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Global Credit Facility also had $18.4 million and $15.3 million of outstanding standby letters of credit issued on behalf of VF as of March 2020 and 2019, respectively, leaving $1.0 billion and $1.6 billion as of March 2020 and 2019, respectively, available for borrowing against this facility.VF has $97.3 million of international lines of credit with various banks, which are uncommitted and may be terminated at any time by either VF or the banks. Total outstanding balances under these arrangements were $13.8 million and $9.1 million at March 2020 and 2019, respectively. Borrowings under these arrangements had a weighted average interest rate of 16.3% and 24.6% at March 2020 and 2019, respectively.
The entire disclosure for short-term debt.
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