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Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

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Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]  
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure
8. DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING STRATEGIES
One of the Company’s 50% or less owned companies has subsidiaries with interest rate swap agreements designated as cash flow hedges, with an aggregate amortizing notional value of $48.0 million that mature in March 2028. These interest rate swaps call for the subsidiaries to pay a fixed rate of 1.74% on the aggregate amortizing notional value and receive a variable interest rate based on LIBOR. By entering into these interest rate swap agreements, the Company's 50% or less owned companies converted the variable LIBOR component of certain of its outstanding borrowings to a fixed interest rate. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company recognized losses on the fair value of these contracts of $0.9 million which is included as a component of other comprehensive income (loss).