On November 25, 2016, Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (the Registrant), a Delaware corporation, ADA-ES, Inc. (ADA), a Colorado corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Registrant, and COBIZ Bank (the Lender), a Colorado corporation d/b/a Colorado Business Bank, entered into a Ninth Amendment and Tenth Waiver Regarding 2013 Loan and Security Agreement (the Ninth Amendment). The Ninth Amendment amends the maturity date of the 2013 Loan and Security Agreement entered into by ADA, as borrower, the Registrant, as guarantor, and the Lender on September 19, 2013, as amended (the Line of Credit), to November 30, 2016 and waives certain financial covenants of ADA and the Registrant through such date in exchange for payment of a fee and the Lenders attorneys fees to prepare the Ninth Am endment. The extended maturity date of the Line of Credit permitted ADA, the Registrant and the Lender to finalize and enter into a Tenth Amendment of 2013 Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of November 30, 2016 (the Tenth Amendment).
The Tenth Amendment increases the Line of Credit to $15 million from $10 million, extends the maturity date of the Line of Credit to September 30, 2017, permits the Line of Credit to be used as collateral (in place of restricted cash) for letters of credit related to equipment projects, a royalty award to a third-party and certain other agreements, additionally secures the Line of Credit with amounts due to the Registrant from an additional existing Refined Coal facility lease, which amounts also now factor into the borrowing base limitation, and amends certain financial covenants. Pursuant to the Tenth Amendment, the Registrant is required to, among other things, pay a new origination fee and the Lenders attorneys fees to prepare the Tenth Amendment, maintain a deposit account with the Lender with a minimum balance of $6.0 million initially and $3.0 million after certain conditions are met, and maintain minimum trailing twelve month EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization as defined in the Tenth Amendment) of $24.0 million.
The foregoing descriptions of the Ninth Amendment and Tenth Amendment do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference, respectively, to the full text of the Ninth Amendment and Tenth Amendment, which will be filed as exhibits to the Registrants Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2016.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
December 1, 2016
Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc.
/s/ L. Heath Sampson
L. Heath Sampson
President, Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer
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