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P10 Industries, Inc. 8-K 2010

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  1. 8-K
  2. Ex-99.1
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Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

August 5, 2010



Active Power, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-30939   74-2961657

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)



2128 W. Braker Lane, BK12

Austin, Texas 78758

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(512) 836-6464

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))




Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On August 5, 2010, Active Power, Inc. (“we,” “us” or the “Company”) entered into a Second Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”). This new two-year loan facility provides for a secured revolving line of credit in an aggregate amount of up to eighty percent (80%) of the facility amount of $15.625 million, or $12.5 million, subject to certain borrowing bases. In the event we have maintained cash and cash equivalents of at least $6.25 million with SVB for at least 30 consecutive days, which is referred to as being in a “Streamline Period”, the borrowing base formula is based on eligible accounts receivable, eligible purchase orders and eligible inventory, subject to a sublimit of $5 million for U.K. accounts receivable, $3.5 million for inventory and $1.5 million for purchase orders. When we are not in a Streamline Period, our borrowings are limited based on accounts receivable and purchase orders that SVB has specifically agreed to finance and a borrowing base for eligible inventory. We may also request that SVB issue letters of credit on our behalf, of up to $1.5 million, as a portion of our total loan facility.

On August 5, 2010, the Company borrowed approximately $2.5 million in revolving loans, all of which was used to refinance all indebtedness owing from the Company to SVB pursuant to that certain Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of October 31, 2008, by and between the Company and SVB. The new credit facility increases the total credit available from our previous loan facility with SVB, which was $6 million, and enables us to borrow against eligible inventory, foreign receivables and customer purchase orders in addition to eligible accounts receivable.

The Company will pay a finance charge on each account receivable financed by SVB at a per annum rate equal to SVB’s prime rate, subject to a minimum prime rate of four percent (4.00%), plus one and one-half percent (1.50%). The Company will pay a finance charge on each purchase order financed by SVB at a per annum rate equal to SVB’s prime rate, subject to a minimum prime rate of four percent (4.00%), plus one and one-quarter percent (1.25%) when a Streamline Period is not in effect or two percent (2.00%) when a Streamline Period is in effect. When we are not in a Streamline Period, these finance charges will be based on the face amount of the receivable or the purchase order, and otherwise, will be based on the amount financed by SVB.

Each advance based upon inventory accrues interest at a per annum rate equal to SVB’s prime rate, subject to a minimum prime rate of four percent (4.00%), plus (i) one and one-half percent (1.50%) when we are in a Streamline Period and (ii) three and five-eighths percent (3.625%) when we are not in a Streamline Period.

Finance charges and interest are payable monthly, and all principal and interest is due on the maturity date of August 5, 2012. However, when we are not in a Streamline Period, we must repay advances based on receivables when we receive payment on the receivable that has been financed, and we must repay advances based on purchase orders within 120 days of the date of the purchase order, together with all finance charges on such advances.

The Company is also obligated to pay other customary closing fees, financing fees, collateral handling fees and bank fees for a credit facility of this size and type.

The revolving loans made to us under this loan facility will be secured by a lien on substantially all of our assets. In addition, on August 5, 2010, Active Power Solutions Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into a Guarantee and Debenture with SVB (the “Guarantee and Debenture”), pursuant to which Active Power Solutions Limited guarantied all of the obligations of the Company under the Loan Agreement and secured its obligations under the Guarantee and Debenture with a security interest on substantially all of its assets.

The Loan Agreement includes customary affirmative covenants for a credit facility of this size and type, including delivery of financial statements, compliance with laws, maintenance of insurance and protection of intellectual property rights. Further, the Loan Agreement contains customary negative covenants for a credit facility of this size and type, including covenants that limit or restrict the Company’s ability to, among other things, dispose of assets, change its business, change its CEO or CFO without replacing such person within 120 days, have a change in control, make acquisitions, be acquired, incur indebtedness, grant liens, make investments, make distributions, repurchase stock, and enter into certain transactions with affiliates. The Loan Agreement also requires the Company to maintain a minimum liquidity ratio of 1.25:1. The Company is currently in compliance with all loan covenants under the Loan Agreement.

The Loan Agreement contains customary events of default that include, among other things, non-payment defaults, covenant defaults, material adverse change defaults, insolvency defaults, material judgment defaults and inaccuracy of representations and warranty defaults. The occurrence of an event of default could result in the acceleration of obligations under the Loan Agreement, in which case the Company must repay all loans and related charges, fees and amounts then due and payable, and our subsidiary may be required to pay any such amounts under the Guarantee and Debenture. At the election of SVB, upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an event of default, finance charges or interest rates, as applicable, will increase an additional five percentage points (5.00%) per annum above the rate that is otherwise applicable thereto upon the occurrence of such event of default, and the collateral handling fees will increase by one-half percent (0.50%).

A copy of the press release issued by the Company on August 11, 2010 with respect to this matter is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth under Item 1.01, “Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement,” is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


99.1    Press Release of Active Power, Inc. dated August 11, 2010.


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.


Date: August 11, 2010   By:  

/S/    JAMES A. CLISHEM        

    James A. Clishem
    Chief Executive Officer






99.1    Press Release of Active Power, Inc. dated August 11, 2010.
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