Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Apr. 02, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
(In thousands) March 2022 March 2021
Commercial paper borrowings $ 330,000  $ — 
International borrowing arrangements 5,462  11,061 
Short-term borrowings $ 335,462  $ 11,061 
In November 2021, VF entered into a $2.25 billion senior unsecured revolving line of credit (the "Global Credit Facility") that expires November 2026. The Global Credit Facility replaced VF's $2.25 billion revolving facility which was scheduled to expire in 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 U.S. dollars or any alternative currency (including euros and any other currency that is freely convertible into U.S. dollars, approved at the request of the Company by the lenders) and has a $75.0 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 91.0 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 9.0 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. Outstanding short-term balances may vary from period to period depending on the level of corporate requirements.
The Global Credit Facility contains certain restrictive covenants, which include maintenance of a consolidated net indebtedness to consolidated net capitalization ratio. The consolidated net indebtedness to consolidated net capitalization ratio financial
covenant, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, cannot be greater than 0.70 to 1.00 through the last day of the fiscal quarter ending April 1, 2023, then 0.65 to 1.00 through the last day of the fiscal quarter ending March 30, 2024, and 0.60 to 1.00 thereafter. The calculation of consolidated net indebtedness (and, thereby consolidated net capitalization) is net of unrestricted cash of VF and its subsidiaries. As of March 2022, VF was in compliance with all covenants.
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 $330.0 million at March 2022 and had a weighted average interest rate of 0.64%. As of March 2021, there were no commercial paper borrowings. The Global Credit Facility also had $24.3 million and $24.1 million of outstanding standby letters of credit issued on behalf of VF as of March 2022 and 2021, respectively, leaving $1.9 billion and $2.2 billion as of March 2022 and 2021, respectively, available for borrowing against this facility.
VF has $55.7 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 $5.5 million and $11.1 million at March 2022 and 2021, respectively. Borrowings under these arrangements had a weighted average interest rate of 26.0% and 11.0% at March 2022 and 2021, respectively.