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Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): May 12, 2020
KEMET Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

KEMET Tower, One East Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(Address of principal executive offices, zip code) 
(954) 766-2800
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Title of each class
Trading Symbol
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01
New York Stock Exchange

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 12, 2020 KEMET Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“KEMET” or the “Company”), a leading global supplier of passive electronic components, entered into Amendment No. 12 to Loan and Security Agreement, Waiver and Consent, dated as of May 12, 2020 (the “Loan Agreement Amendment”), by and among KEMET, KEMET Electronics Corporation (“KEC”), the other borrowers named therein, the financial institutions party thereto as lenders and Bank of America, N.A., a national banking association, as agent for the lenders (“Agent”). Pursuant to the Loan Agreement Amendment, Agent and the lenders party thereto consented to the purchase of all of the equity interests of the Company by Yageo Corporation (“Yageo”) (the “Transaction”) and waived all provisions of the Loan and Security Agreement dated as of September 30, 2010 by and among KEMET, KEC, the other borrowers named therein, the financial institutions party thereto as lenders and Agent (as amended, including by the Loan Agreement amendment, the “Loan Agreement”) and related loan documents which may have prohibited or been violated by the Transaction, including the provisions related to a change in control of KEMET, as well as waiving potential termination events under certain hedging transactions. The Loan Agreement Amendment further provided for, among other changes, (i) revisions to the definition of LIBOR to include a 1% floor, (ii) mechanics by which the parties may replace the benchmark interest rate used in the agreement from LIBOR to one or more SOFR-Based Rates, (iii) replacement of the accounting standard for all financial statements to be delivered to the Agent under the Loan Agreement from US GAAP to IFRS after the occurrence of the Transaction and (iv) the imposition of certain restrictions on KEMET, KEC and the other borrowers’ ability to enter into transactions with, and make payments or distributions to or on behalf of, Yageo and its other subsidiaries and affiliates. The revolving credit facility under the Loan Agreement is currently undrawn.

The foregoing description of the Loan Agreement Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Loan Agreement Amendment, which will be filed as exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
May 15, 2020
KEMET Corporation
Gregory C. Thompson
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer