SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 23, 2008
VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
1200 Urban Center Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code:
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
a. Credit Agreements
On June 23, 2008, Vulcan Materials Company (Vulcan, we or us) entered into a $300 million
Term Loan Credit Agreement (the Term Credit Agreement) with Wachovia Bank, National Association,
as administrative agent (in such capacity, the Administrative Agent), and the Lenders (the
Lenders) and other parties thereto.
The Term Credit Facility is senior unsecured debt of Vulcan. The Term Credit Agreement contains
customary representations, affirmative and negative covenants (including limitations on liens, and
a maximum consolidated debt to total capitalization ratio of 0.65 to 1.00) and events of default
usual for credit facilities of the type. The Term Credit Facility matures on June 23, 2011.
Proceeds of the Term Credit Facility may only be used to pay down the commitments and outstanding
loans under the $2,000,000,000 364-Day Bridge Credit Agreement dated November 16, 2007 with
Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Administrative Agent and the Lenders and other parties
thereto, and following repayment in full thereof, to refinance other outstanding indebtedness.
The loans under the Term Credit Facility bears interest at a rate equal to the Eurodollar rate plus
a margin determined by reference to a ratings-based pricing grid, or the base rate at the option of Vulcan (which is
defined as the higher of the Wachovia prime rate and the Federal funds rate plus 0.50%). Assuming
an A-/A3 equivalent credit rating level, the applicable rate under the Term Credit Facility will be
the Eurodollar rate plus 1.00%.
Certain of the Lenders and their affiliates have provided, from time to time, and may continue to
provide, investment banking, commercial banking, financial and other services to us, including
letters of credit, depository and account processing services, for which we have paid and intend to
pay customary fees, and our pension fund also invests in funds managed by the Lenders or affiliates
of the Lenders. Certain of the Lenders were parties to our prior credit agreements. Banc of America
Securities LLC, an affiliate of Bank of America, N.A., a Lender, is a dealer with respect to our
commercial paper program. To hedge our exposure to changes in interest rates, we have from time to time
entered into transactions involving derivative instruments, such as forward starting swaps, with Bank of America,
National Association, a Lender.
The foregoing description of the Term Credit Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to
the full text of the Term Credit Agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 to this Report
and is incorporated in this Report by reference.