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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 16, 2020
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AmerisourceBergen Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Commission File Number: 1-6671
Delaware 23-3079390
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)
   
1300 Morris DriveChesterbrook,PA 19087-5594
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(610) 727-7000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
 Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of exchange on which registered
Common stockABCNew York Stock Exchange(NYSE)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
 
On October 16, 2020, subsidiaries of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (the “Company”) entered into (i) an Amended and Restated Receivables Sale Agreement, among AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation (“ABDC”) and ASD Specialty Healthcare, LLC (“ASD”), as originators, and Amerisource Receivables Financial Corporation (“ARFC”), as buyer (the “RSA Amendment”) and (ii) a Fifteenth Amendment to Amended and Restated Receivables Purchase Agreement (the “RPA Amendment”), among ARFC, as seller, ABDC, as servicer, the Purchaser Agents and Purchasers party thereto, and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrator. Additionally, on October 16, 2020, the Company executed a Second Amended and Restated Performance Undertaking, as performance guarantor (the “Performance Undertaking Amendment” and, together with the RSA Amendment and the RPA Amendment, the “Amendments”).

The Amendments added ASD as a new originator under the securitization facility, with sale of its trade receivables to commence upon notice from ASD. In addition, the Amendments provided for the transition to a new interest rate benchmark when LIBOR ceases to be available and made certain technical amendments.

The securitization facility is available to provide additional liquidity and funding for the ongoing business needs of the Company and its subsidiaries. Availability under the securitization facility is based on the accounts receivables originated by ABDC and ASD from the sale of pharmaceuticals and other related services. Pursuant to the securitization facility, ABDC and ASD sell their accounts receivables to ARFC. ARFC may sell interests in the accounts receivables purchased from ABDC and ASD to the various purchaser groups party to the securitization facility, paying program fees on the amount of receivables interests purchased under the facility. The securitization facility has a base limit of US$1,450 million, with an option to increase the commitments of the participating banks, subject to their approval, by an additional US$250 million for seasonal needs during the December and March quarters. The Company serves as the performance guarantor of ASD’s obligations, as originator, and ABDC’s obligations, as originator and servicer, under the securitization facility.

The foregoing description of the RSA Amendment, the RPA Amendment and the Performance Undertaking Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the RSA Amendment, the RPA Amendment and the Performance Undertaking Amendment, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated by reference herein.

Item 2.03. Creation of 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.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)  Exhibits.
Exhibit NumberDescription of Exhibit
10.1
10.2
10.3
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 SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION
Date: October 19, 2020By:/s/ James F. Cleary
Name:James F. Cleary
Title:Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer