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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2014
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
Commitments and Contingencies
Lines of credit: As of February 28, 2014, the Company had unused borrowing capacity available under four uncommitted, secured, short-term lines of credit at market rates of interest with financial institutions as follows:
Financial institution
Amount available
Expiration date
JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
$350 million
February 28, 2015
Bank of America, N.A.
$250 million
February 28, 2015
PNC Bank, National Association
$150 million
February 28, 2015
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
$150 million
February 28, 2015

The primary uses of these lines of credit would be to meet short-term funding requirements related to deposit account overdrafts and client fund obligations arising from electronic payment transactions on behalf of clients in the ordinary course of business, if necessary. No amounts were outstanding under these lines of credit as of, or during the nine months ended, February 28, 2014.
The financial institutions are also parties to the Company's credit facility and irrevocable standby letters of credit, which are discussed below.

Credit facility: In June 2013, the Company entered into a committed, unsecured, five-year syndicated credit facility, expiring on June 21, 2018. Under the credit facility, Paychex of New York LLP (the "Borrower") may, subject to certain restrictions, borrow up to $500 million to meet short-term funding requirements. The obligations under this facility have been guaranteed by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries. The outstanding obligations under this credit facility will bear interest at competitive rates based on options provided to the Borrower. Upon expiration of the commitment in June 2018, any borrowings outstanding will mature and be payable on such date. No amounts were borrowed under the credit facility during the three months ended February 28, 2014. During the nine months ended February 28, 2014, the Company borrowed $25.0 million and $175.0 million, each for one day, at an interest rate of 3.25%. There were no amounts outstanding under this credit facility as of February 28, 2014.

Certain lenders under this credit facility, and their respective affiliates, have performed, and may in the future perform for the Company and its subsidiaries, various commercial banking, investment banking, underwriting, and other financial advisory services, for which they have received, and will continue to receive in the future, customary fees and expenses.
Letters of credit: As of February 28, 2014 and May 31, 2013, the Company had irrevocable standby letters of credit available totaling $43.0 million and $36.8 million, respectively, required to secure commitments for certain insurance policies. The letters of credit expire at various dates between July 2014 and April 2015. Upon draw down of funds, the letters of credit become collateralized by securities held in the Company’s investment portfolios. No amounts were outstanding on these letters of credit as of, or during the nine months ended, February 28, 2014.
Other commitments: The Company enters into various purchase commitments with vendors in the ordinary course of business. The Company had outstanding commitments to purchase approximately $7.7 million and $9.9 million of capital assets as of February 28, 2014 and May 31, 2013, respectively.
In the normal course of business, the Company makes representations and warranties that guarantee the performance of services under service arrangements with clients. Historically, there have been no material losses related to such guarantees. In addition, the Company has entered into indemnification agreements with its officers and directors, which require it to defend and, if necessary, indemnify these individuals for certain pending or future claims as they relate to their services provided to the Company.
Paychex currently self-insures the deductible portion of various insured exposures under certain employee benefit plans. The Company’s estimated loss exposure under these insurance arrangements is recorded in other current liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Historically, the amounts accrued have not been material and are not material as of the reporting date. The Company also maintains insurance coverage in addition to its purchased primary insurance policies for gap coverage for employment practices liability, errors and omissions, warranty liability, theft and embezzlement, cyber threats, and acts of terrorism; and capacity for deductibles and self-insured retentions through its captive insurance company.
Contingencies: The Company is subject to various claims and legal matters that arise in the normal course of its business. These include disputes or potential disputes related to breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, employment-related claims, tax claims, and other matters.
The Company’s management currently believes that resolution of any outstanding legal matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations. However, legal matters are subject to inherent uncertainties and there exists the possibility that the ultimate resolution of these matters could have a material adverse impact on the Company’s financial position and results of operations in the period in which any such effect is recorded.