Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an

Capital Source Business Finance Group Secured Credit Facility

The Company finances its TransTech operations from operations and a Secured Credit Facility with Capital Source Business Finance Group. On December 9, 2008, TransTech entered into a $1,000,000 secured credit facility with Capital Source to fund its operations. On December 12, 2016, the secured credit facility was renewed for an additional six months, with a floor for prime interest of 4.5% (currently 4.5%) plus 2.5%. The eligible borrowing is based on 80% of eligible trade accounts receivable, not to exceed $1,000,000. The secured credit facility is collateralized by the assets of TransTech, with a guarantee by Visualant, including a security interest in all assets of Visualant. Availability under this Sec ured Credit ranges from $0 to $175,000 ($33,000 as of September 30, 2016) on a daily basis. The remaining balance on the accounts receivable line of $370,404 as of September 30, 2016 must be repaid by the time the secured credit facility expires on June 12, 2017, or we renew by automatic extension for the next successive six-month term.

Note Payable to Umpqua Bank

The Company has a $199,935 Business Loan Agreement with Umpqua Bank (the Umpqua Loan). On December 22, 2016, the Umpqua Loan maturity was extended to December 31, 2017 and provides for interest at 3.25% per year. Related to this Umpqua Loan, the Company entered into a demand promissory note for $200,000 on January 10, 2014 with an entity affiliated with Ronald P. Erickson, our Chief Executive Officer. This demand promissory note will be effective in case of a default by the Company under the Umpqua Loan.

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.

Registrant: VISUALANT, INCORPORATED

By:

/s/Ronald P. Erickson

Ronald P. Erickson

Chief Executive Officer

January 6, 2017

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