Measurement: Credit Facility Agreement
The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing
Whereas upon the application by Party B, Party
A has agreed to grant to Party B the following credit facility (the "Facilities"). Parties A and B, after thorough
negotiations, hereby enter into this Agreement subject to the following terms and in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.
1.1.Party A shall grant to Party B a credit facility of up to RMB68,000,000 only (or the equivalent
amount in other currencies, and the applicable exchange rate shall be the foreign exchange rate quoted and published by Party A
at the relevant time, as follows), which includes (tick the appropriate box):
volving Credit Facility"
means the maximum extent/limit of the aggregate outstanding principal of the following facilities granted by Party A to Party B
during the term of the Facilities: revolving credit facility with an option to rollover, Trade Financing, draft discounting, draft
acceptance, issuance of guarantee, overdraft on corporate account, domestic factoring.
"Term Loan Facility"
means during the term of the Facilities, Party B may drawdown the advance from Party A in multiples, but the aggregate of each
drawdown shall not exceed the limit prescribed in this Agreement for term loan facility. Each drawdown (in multiples) by Party
B shall be deducted from the limit prescribed in this Agreement for term loan facility, and the aggregate of each drawdown shall
not exceed the limit. Party B shall not draw down any part of the Term Loan Facility which is repaid.
includes issuance of letters of credit, inward documentary bills, shipping guarantee, inward collection documentary bills, packing
loan, outward documentary bills, outward collection documentary bills, import/export remittance financing, short-term credit insurance
facilities, import factoring, export factoring (except for without recourse two factor factoring, without recourse two factor factoring
both provided by Party's A, as follows).
1.2.If Party A provides import factoring or without recourse domestic factoring with Party B as the paying
party, the accounts receivables owing from Party B which are assigned to Party A shall be counted towards the aforesaid credit
facility; and if Party B applies to Party A for with recourse domestic factoring or with recourse export factoring, the standard
purchase price (standard committed purchase price) payable by Party B to Party A shall be counted towards the aforesaid Facilities.
1.3.Party A may, in accordance with its internal procedures, appoint another branch of China Merchants
Bank for re-issuance of a letter of credit to the beneficiary after Party A's issuance of the same, such re-issuance of letter
of credit and the inward documentary bills and shipping guarantee arising thereunder shall be counted towards the aforesaid Facilities.
1.4.The aforesaid Facilities shall not include any credit secured by a charge over cash deposit or pledge
of certificate of deposit provided by Party B or a third party for any single specific facility under this Agreement; as follows.
1.5 Parties A and B has previously entered into a Credit Agreement (Ref.:__________________), upon this Agreement being effective,
all aggregate outstandings arising from the facilities under the previous Credit Agreement shall automatically fall under this
Agreement and be counted towards the credit limit hereunder (please tick the box, if this clause is applicable);
The term of the Facilities shall be 24 month(s),
commencing from the 26 day of November (month), 2013 (year) to the 26 day of November (month),
2015 (year), during which Party B shall apply to Party A for utilization of the facility. Unless otherwise provided in
this Agreement, Party A shall not accept any application for utilization of the facility from Party B upon the expiry of the term
of the Facilities.
At the same time, Party B (please
fill in “may” or “may not”) switch the utilization of the aforesaid types facility (please tick the appropriate
3.2.During the term of the Facilities, Party B may rollover the Revolving Credit Facility but not the
Term Loan Facility. Each drawdown of the Facilities shall be supported by an individual application by Party B and Party A shall
approve the same on a case by case basis. The amount, period and purpose of each loan or other credit facility may be agreed and
prescribed in the contract (including promissory note) or agreement separately entered into by the parties or the application letter
for a specific facility submitted by Party B and approved by Party A.
For without recourse domestic factoring,
the "notification of assignment of accounts receivables" issued by Party A to Party B shall be deemed as the "contract"
entered into by Party A and Party B upon acknowledgement by Party B in a form approved by Party A.
3.3.The utilization period for each loan or credit under the Facilities shall be determined in accordance
with the operational needs of Party B and the regulations for business management of Party A. The maturity date of each individual
facility may be later than the expiry date of the term of the Facilities.
Interest on any loan and financing under the
Facilities and relevant fees shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of the relevant contracts.
An irrevocable letter of guarantee shall be executed by ____________________ in favour of Party A for a maximum amount to secure
all the outstanding liabilities owing to Party A by Party B under this Agreement, the obligations and liabilities of which shall
be joint and several; and/or
A security assignment/ debenture to be executed by _________________ in respect of all its assets or in respect of _____________
to which it has legal title or of which it is rightfully entitled to dispose, to secure all the outstanding liabilities owing
to Party A by Party B under this Agreement, and the two Parties shall enter into a separate security documents.
If the guarantor/security provider
fails to execute the security documents or complete the procedures for the guarantee/security, Party A shall be entitled to refuse
the grant of the Facilities to Party B.
6.1.3.to request Party A to keep the information provided by Party B in respect of its production, operations,
assets, accounts and so forth confidential, unless otherwise required by law, regulations or regulatory authorities;
6.2.1.to provide such true documents and materials as Party A may require (including but not limited to,
at the request of Party A, financial statements and annual financial reports, and notification of any material decisions on and
changes in production, operations and management) and the information on all its bank accounts, account number and account balance
and to cooperate with Party A's investigation, review and examination;
6.2.3.to use the Facilities and/or other financing for the purposes prescribed in and/or in accordance with
the provisions of this Agreement and other relevant contracts;
6.2.4.to make timely and full repayment of the principal and interest of the loans, advances and other debts
in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and other relevant contracts;
6.2.5.to obtain prior written consent from Party A before assigning the outstanding liabilities hereunder,
in whole or in part, to a third party;
6.2.6.upon the occurrence of any of the following events, to forthwith notify Party A and cooperate with
Party A to take protective measures for securing timely and full repayment of the principal and interest of the loans, advances,
other debts and all relevant expenses hereunder:
220.127.116.11.Party B is subject to winding up of business, revocation or cancellation of business licence, petition
for bankruptcy or bankruptcy petition or dissolution and so forth;
18.104.22.168.Party B being involved in any litigation or arbitration or being imposed any criminal or administrative
penalty which has material adverse effects on its business or financial conditions;
6.2.7.not to fail to diligently manage or exercise its matured creditor’s right, or to dispose of
its existing major assets without consideration or by other inappropriate means.
7.1.1.to require Party B to make timely and full repayment of the principal and interest of the loans, advances
and other debts under this Agreement and other relevant contracts;
7.1.4.to monitor Party B's use of the Facilities and/or other financing so as to ensure that it is for the
purposes prescribed in this Agreement and other relevant contracts;
7.1.5.having accepted Party's B application for the issuance of letter of credit, to instruct another branch
of China Merchants Bank located in the same place as the beneficiary to re-issue the letter of credit;
7.1.6.the right to debit such amount directly from Party B's account for repaying the debts owed by Party
B under this Agreement and all relevant contracts;
7.1.7.to assign or transfer its rights in respect of the outstanding liabilities payable by Party B, and
to use any means as it may deem appropriate to notify Party B of such assignment or transfer, and to seek payment from Party B,
including but not limited to facsimile, post, personal delivery, and announcement in the mass media;
8.1.Party B is an enterprise duly established and lawfully existing in accordance with the laws of People's
Republic of China with the legal person status and sufficient legal capacity for carrying out the civil conduct of execution and
performance of this Agreement;
8.3.all the documents, information and instruments Party B has provided concerning itself, the guarantor,
the mortgagor (the pledgor) and the mortgage (pledge) security document are true, accurate, complete and valid, and do not contain
any material mistakes inconsistent with the facts or omit any material facts;
8.4.to fully comply with the terms of all relevant contracts and the undertaking for issuance of letter
of credit, trust receipt and other related documents executed in favour of Party A;
8.5.at the time of execution of this Agreement, no litigation, arbitration or criminal or administrative
penalty which has material adverse effects on Party B or its major assets has occurred, nor will such litigation, arbitration or
criminal or administrative penalty occur during performance of this Agreement. Party B shall forthwith notify Party A of such occurrence,
8.6.it will keep its operations in full compliance with the national laws and regulations, conduct business
legally and within the business scope prescribed in its Business Licence and attend to annual registration and examination;
8.7.it will maintain or improve its current operations and management; ensure that value of its existing
assets remain stable or to appreciate; not to waive its claim for any matured liabilities and not to dispose of its existing major
assets withoutconsideration or by other inappropriate means;
8.9.at the time of execution of this Agreement, no material event has occurred on the part of Party B
which will affect Party B's performance of its obligations hereunder.
All expenses arising from matters
relating to this Agreement, such as investigation of credit standing, examination and notarization, and all expenses incurred by
Party A in enforcing its claims on Party B's failure to repay the debts owed to Party A hereunder when they fall due, such as legal
fees, litigation costs, travel expenses, publication fees and courier charges shall be borne by Party B. Party B hereby authorizes
Party A to debit such expenses directly from its accounts. In case of deficiency, Party B guarantees to make such payment in full
as Party A may specify by notice.
10.1.1.in violation of Clause 6.2.1 hereof, Party B provides false materials to or withholds important facts
from Party A or does not cooperate with Party A's investigations, reviews or examinations;
10.1.2.in violation of Clause 6.2.2 hereof, Party B refuses to accept or evades Party A's supervision over
its use of Facilities, operations and financial activities;
10.1.3.in violation of Clause 6.2.3 hereof, Party B does not use the Facilities and/or other financing for
the purposes prescribed in this Agreement and the relevant contracts;
10.1.4.in violation of Clause 6.2.4 hereof, Party B fails to make timely and full payment of the principal
and interest of the loans, advances and other debts in accordance with this Agreement and/or the relevant contracts;
10.1.5.in violation of Clause 6.2.5 hereof, Party B transfers its outstanding liabilities hereunder to a
third party without authorization; or in violation of Clause 6.2.7 hereof, fails to diligently manage or exercise its matured creditor’s
right, or disposes of its existing major assets without consideration or by other inappropriate means;
10.1.6.in violation of Clause 6.2.6 hereof, Party B fails to promptly notify Party A of any occurrence of
the events prescribed therein or fails to cooperate in taking additional protective measures for securing payment of the debts
hereunder as required by Party A after having knowledge of such occurrence or any event considered by Party A as affecting the
repayment of the principal and interest of the credit;
10.1.7.in violation of Clauses 8.1, 8.2 or 8.5 hereof or in violation of Clauses 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8
or 8.9 hereof and Party B fails to remedy its default immediately upon request by Party A; and
10.2.If the guarantor is found to be in any of the following situations which Party A considers may affect
the ability of the guarantor to perform its duties as a guarantor, Party A may require either the guarantor to take remedial action
or Party B to add or modify the terms of guarantee and if the guarantor and Party B fail to cooperate, it shall be deemed as an
event of default:
10.2.2.non-disclosure of its inability to guarantee or failure to obtain authorization from the relevant
authority at the time of execution of the irrevocable letter of guarantee;
10.2.4.failure to diligently manage or exercise its matured creditor’s right, or disposal of its existing
major assets without value or by other inappropriate means.
10.3.If the mortgagor (or the pledgor) is found to be in any of the following situations which Party A
considers may invalidate the mortgage (or pledge) or render the value of the mortgaged property (or the pledged property) falling
below the required valuation, Party A may require the mortgagor (or the pledgor) to take remedial action or Party B to add or modify
the terms of security and if the mortgagor (or the pledgor) and Party B fail to cooperate, it shall be deemed as an event of default:
10.3.2.the mortgaged property (or the pledged property) has already been leased, seized, detained, under
supervision or Party A's security is subject to a prior or preferential right (including but not limited to preferential construction
costs), and/or the non-disclosure of the same;
10.3.3.without prior written consent from Party A, the mortgagor transfers, leases out, re-mortgages the
mortgaged property or otherwise disposes of the mortgaged property by other inappropriate means, or the mortgagor disposes of the
mortgaged property with written consent from Party A but contrary to Party A's request, the proceeds from such disposal are not
used to repay the debts owed by Party B to Party A.
10.3.4.the mortgagor fails to keep the mortgaged property in safe custody or to maintain and repair the mortgaged
property properly, leading to substantial depreciation in the value of the mortgaged property; or the mortgagor's actions directly
jeopardizes the mortgaged property, leading to a depreciation in the value of the mortgaged property, or the mortgagor fails to
keep the mortgaged property insured as required by Party A during the continuance of the mortgage.
10.4.Should any of the events of default described in Clauses 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 occurs, Party A shall
be entitled to take the following measures separately or simultaneously:
10.4.2.to declare the principal and interest of the loan drawn under the Facilities and relevant expenses
to be immediately due and payable;
10.4.3.in respect of draft accepted or letter of credit (including the re-issuance of letter of credit),
letter of guarantee and letter of shipping guarantee issued by Party A, irrespective of whether Party A has made any advance or
not to request for additional margin from Party B or to transfer such amount from another account of Party B maintained at Party
A to the margin account for settlement of any future advances that may be made by Party A under this Agreement or to place the
same in the custody of a third party as margin for any future advances to be made by Party A;
10.4.4.in respect of outstanding accounts receivables assigned to Party A by Party B under with recourse
domestic factoring or export factoring, to request Party B to perform its repurchase obligations immediately; in respect of accounts
receivables assigned to Party A by Party B under without recourse domestic factoring or import factoring, to claim from Party B
10.4.5.to satisfy all the outstanding liabilities owed by Party B under this Agreement and all specific contracts
by debiting the same directly from Party B's settlement account or other accounts;
This Agreement may be modified and
terminated upon a written agreement between Parties A and B through negotiations. This Agreement shall remain in force so long
as no agreement has been reached. Neither party shall modify, amend or terminate this Agreement without the consent of the other
12.1.During the term of this Agreement, no compromise, forbearance or indulgence by Party A in enforcing
any of its interests or rights hereunder in respect of any events of default or delay of Party B shall prejudice, affect or restrict
Party A's interests and rights as a creditor under this Agreement and all relevant laws and regulations, nor shall it be taken
as Party A's approval to, consent of, or operate as waiver of its rights to take actions against existing or future defaults.
12.2.Should this Agreement or any provisions hereof become invalid under the law for whatsoever reasons,
Party B shall continue to fulfill all its obligations to make repayment. In such event, Party A is entitled to terminate this Agreement
and demand immediate repayment of the debts hereunder from Party B.
Notices given by personal delivery
shall be deemed duly served once the receiving party signed an acknowledgment of receipt (if the receiving party refuses to acknowledge
receipt, service shall be deemed to be effected on the date of refusal). Notices given by post shall be deemed duly served 7 days
after posting of the mail. Notices given by facsimile transmission shall be deemed duly served upon receipt by the facsimile machine
of the receiving party. Announcements in the mass media made by Party A notifying Party B of any assignment of its rights in respect
of the outstanding liabilities or demanding repayment from Party B shall be deemed duly served on the date of the announcement.
Should either one of Party A or Party
B change its correspondence address, it shall notify the other Party promptly or else it shall bear all losses resulting therefrom.
12.4.Both Parties agree that an application letter for a transaction under trade financing shall be effective
upon affixing the same seal as shown in the “Power of Attorney for Sample Seal” and both Parties shall recognize the
force of that seal.
12.5.Any written supplemental agreement entered into between Parties A and B through negotiations in respect
of matters not covered in or changes to this Agreement and the specific contracts hereunder shall constitute the schedule(s) to
and form an integral part of this Agreement.
13.1.The execution, construction and dispute resolution of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws
of the People's Republic of China. The interests of Parties A and B are protected by the laws of the People's Republic of China.
13.2.Any dispute between Parties A and B in connection with the performance of this Agreement may be settled
by the two Parties through negotiations. In case no settlement can be reached through negotiations, any of the Parties may either
(pick one of the following three and tick the appropriate box):
13.3.Having completed the formalities of notarization by Parties A and B for the enforcement of this Agreement,
Party A may directly apply to the People's Court with competent jurisdiction for enforcement with a view to claim for the debts
due and owed by Party B hereunder.
This Agreement shall be effective
upon the affixing of signature (or name seal) together with company seal/special contract seal by the legal representative (person-in-charge)
or authorized agent of each of Party A and Party B. This Agreement shall automatically expire upon the expiry of the credit term
or on the date on which all the debts owed by Party B to Party A and all other relevant expenses hereunder are repaid in full (whichever
This Agreement is executed in three counterparts
with each having the same force. Party A, Party B, department for property pledge register shall hold one copy each.
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