Root Announces Closing of New Term Loan Facility with

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Root, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROOT), the parent company of Root Insurance Company, announced that it has entered into a new term loan facility with BlackRock Financial Management Inc. ., on behalf of the funds and accounts under its management, and its affiliates and co-investors (collectively “BlackRock”). The five-year, $300 million term loan will bear a SOFR + 9% term interest rate. In conjunction with the term loan, Root issued BlackRock warrants equal to 2% of all issued and outstanding shares on a diluted basis at an exercise price of $9.00 per share, the date of expiration is the earlier of the maturity of the term loan or the full cash repayment of the term loan.

“We are delighted with the successful execution of this new term facility. He has achieved several important goals, including extending our debt maturity and improving our liquidity position with a partner focused on Root’s long-term success,” said Root Co-Founder and CEO. , Alex Timm. “We are executing a disciplined strategy to create sustainable value through strong underwriting results, the development of our integrated product and prudent capital management.”

Mark Lawrence, Managing Director of BlackRock’s Global Credit Team, said: “We are delighted to form a long-term partnership with Root, an automotive insurtech company with differentiated technology, and we recognize the potential of the product. innovative integrated system that the company is developing through their exclusive partnership with Carvana.

About Root, Inc.
Root, Inc. is the parent company of Root Insurance Company. Root is revolutionizing insurance through data science and technology to provide consumers with a personalized, simple and fair experience.

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