Globalstar 10-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Amendment No. 2
Commission File Number 001-33117
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
461 South Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, California 95035
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (408) 933-4000
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2028
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The aggregate market value of the Registrants common stock held by non-affiliates at June 30, 2008, the last business day of the Registrants most recently completed second fiscal quarter, was approximately $168.5 million.
The number of shares of the Registrants common stock outstanding as of April 27, 2009 was 129,884,144.
For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2008
This Amendment No. 2 on Form 10-K/A (the Amendment) amends the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Globalstar, Inc. for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 31, 2009 and amended to include Part III information in accordance with General Instruction G.3 on April 30, 2009. This Amendment is being filed to amend and restate Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence in its entirety to correct a typographical error under the heading Director Independence and to provide currently-dated certifications from our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as required by Sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Accordingly, Item 15 of Part IV has also been amended to reflect the filing of these new certifications.
Items in the Annual Report on Form 10-K not referred to herein are not amended, and this amendment does not reflect events occurring after the original filing of the Annual Report on Form 10-K or modify or update those disclosures as presented in the Form 10-K except to the extent set forth herein.
Certain statements contained in this Form 10-K/A, other than purely historical information, including, but not limited to, estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives and expected operating results, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words believe, project, expect, anticipate, estimate, intend, strategy, plan, may, should, will, would, will be, will continue, will likely result, and similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, such as the statements regarding our ability to develop and expand our business, our ability to obtain additional financing, our ability to manage costs, our ability to exploit and respond to technological innovation, the effects of laws and regulations (including tax laws and regulations) and legal and regulatory changes, the opportunities for strategic business combinations and the effects of consolidation in our industry on us and our competitors, our anticipated future revenues, our anticipated capital spending (including for future satellite procurements and launches), our anticipated financial resources, our expectations about the future operational performance of our satellites (including their projected operational lives), the expected strength of and growth prospects for our existing customers and the markets that we serve, and other statements contained in this Form 10-K/A regarding matters that are not historical facts, involve predictions. Risks and uncertainties that could cause or contribute to such differences include, without limitation, those in Item 1A. Risk Factors of our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2009. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any of our forward-looking statements after the date of this Form 10-K/A to reflect actual results or future events or circumstances.
Related Person Transactions
Review of Transactions
Prior to the adoption of the Related Person Transactions Policy described below, the Board reviewed and monitored any arrangements with related persons. The related person transactions described below, except for the assumption of the credit agreement, began prior to our registration with the SEC.
On April 16, 2007, the Board adopted a written policy with respect to transactions in which we participate and related persons have a material interest. Related persons include our executive officers, directors, director nominees, 5% or more beneficial owners of the our Common Stock and immediate family members of these persons. Under the policy, the Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving or ratifying related person transactions that exceed $120,000 per year. Certain related person transactions have been deemed pre-approved by the Audit Committee and do not require any other approval under the policy. If an Audit Committee member or his or her family member is involved in a related person transaction, the member will not participate in the approval or ratification of the transaction. In instances where it is not practicable or desirable to wait until the next meeting of the Audit Committee for review of a related person transaction, the policy grants to the Chair of the Audit Committee (or, if the Chair or his or her family member is involved in the related person transaction, any other member of the Audit Committee) delegated authority to act between Audit Committee meetings for these purposes. A report of any action taken pursuant to delegated authority must be made at the next Audit Committee meeting.
For the Audit Committee to approve a related person transaction, it must be satisfied that it has been fully informed of the interests, relationships and actual or potential conflicts present in the transaction and must believe that the transaction is fair to us. The Audit Committee also must believe, if necessary, that we have developed a plan to manage any actual or potential conflicts of interest. The Audit Committee may ratify a related person transaction that did not receive pre-approval if it determines that there is a compelling business or legal reason for the company to continue with the transaction, the transaction is fair to the company and the failure to comply with the policys pre-approval requirements was not due to fraud or deceit.
Services Provided by Thermo. We and Thermo have an informal understanding that we will reimburse Thermo for expenses incurred by Messrs. Monroe, Lynch and Roberts in connection with their services to us including temporary living expenses while at our offices or traveling on its business, but for Mr. Monroe, generally excluding air travel expenses. For the year ended December 31, 2008, such reimbursements aggregated approximately $219,000, including approximately $84,000 related to expenses for Mr. Monroe. For the year ended
December 31, 2008, we recorded approximately $449,000 for general and administrative expenses incurred by Thermo on our behalf and for services provided to us by officers of Thermo. These were accounted for as a contribution to capital. Neither Thermo nor Messrs. Monroe, Lynch or Roberts receive any fees or reimbursements other than as described above or under Director Compensation.
Assumption of Credit Agreement. On November 7, 2007, we, Wachovia Investment Holdings, the lenders under the credit agreement and Thermo Funding Company agreed that Thermo Funding Company would receive an assignment of all of the rights (except indemnification rights) and assume all of the obligations of Wachovia Investment Holdings and the lenders under the credit agreement. The assignment and assumption was completed on December 17, 2007.
The credit agreement was amended and restated in connection with such assignment and assumption and further amended in December 2008. As currently in effect, the credit agreement provides for a $100.0 million revolving credit facility and a $100.0 million delayed draw term loan facility. At March 31, 2009, we had drawn $73.8 million and $100.0 million of the revolving credit facility and the delayed draw term loan facility, respectively.
In addition to the $200.0 million revolving and delayed draw term loan facilities, the amended and restated credit agreement permits us to incur additional term loans on an equally and ratably secured pari passu basis in an aggregate amount of up to $250.0 million (plus the amount of any reduction in the delayed draw term loan facility or prepayment of loans) from the lenders under the credit agreement or other banks, financial institutions or investment funds approved by us and the administrative agent. We have not sought commitments for these additional term loans. We may incur these additional term loans only if in the event of default then exists and it is in pro-forma compliance with all of the financial covenants of the credit agreement.
All obligations under the credit agreement are secured by a first lien on substantially all of our assets and our domestic subsidiaries, other than FCC licenses.
The credit agreement limits the amount of our capital expenditures, requires us to maintain minimum liquidity of $5.0 million and provides that as of the end of the second full fiscal quarter after we place 24 of our second-generation satellites into service and at the end of each fiscal quarter thereafter, we must maintain a consolidated senior secured leverage ratio of not greater than 5.0 to 1.0.
All loans will mature on December 31, 2012. Revolving credit loans bear interest at LIBOR plus 4.25% to 4.75% or the greater of the prime rate or the Federal Funds rate plus 3.25% to 3.75%. The delayed draw term loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 6.0% or the greater of the prime rate or the Federal Funds rate plus 5.0%, and the delayed draw term loan facility bears an annual commitment fee of 2.0% until drawn or terminated. Additional term loans will bear interest at rates to be negotiated. The loans may be prepaid without penalty at any time.
For the year ended December 31, 2008, we incurred an aggregate of $11.9 million in interest and fees to Thermo Funding Company under the credit agreement. Thermo Funding Company has agreed to defer payments of interest until further notice. The Company capitalized $11.9 in interest incurred during 2008 related to the loans from Thermo Funding Company.
The terms of the amended and restated credit agreement were approved by a special committee consisting of Messrs. Jones and Dalton, constituting a majority of our independent Directors.
Payments to Affiliates
In 2008, the Company purchased approximately $7.7 million of services and equipment from a company whose chairman, Ken Jones, serves as a member of the Board.
Employment of Certain Family Members
During each of the years ended December 31, 2008, 2007 and 2006, we employed, in non-executive positions, certain immediate family members of one of our executive officers, Dennis Allen. The aggregate compensation amounts recognized for these immediate family members during the years ended December 31, 2008, 2007 and 2006 were $0.3 million for each of the years. Mr. Allen left the employ of the Company in January 2009.
The Board has determined that Messrs. Dalton, Jones and McIntyre are independent directors as defined in Rule 10A-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and in the NASDAQ Marketplace Rules. This determination was based on the absence of any relationship known to the Board between Messrs. Dalton or McIntyre and us (other than as a director and stockholder) and the Boards conclusion that Mr. Jones minority interest in Thermo United LP, whose principal assets were sold before he became a director, and our equipment purchases from a company where he serves as chairman (as described below) do not affect his independence as a Director.
Mr. Jones owns a 14% limited partnership interest in Thermo United LP. The general partner of Thermo United LP and its remaining equity are controlled by Mr. Monroe and his affiliates. The sole asset of Thermo United LP was an approximately 78% interest in United Holdings LLC, an Oklahoma City based distributor of diesel engines, which was sold to an unaffiliated entity in January 2007, prior to Mr. Jones joining the Board. Thermo United LP was dissolved in March 2009.
In 2008, we purchased $7.7 million of services and equipment from a company of which Mr. Jones is chairman. All such sales were made on customary terms and conditions.
The exhibits listed on the accompanying Exhibit Index are filed as part of this Form 10-K/A.
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
* Incorporated by reference.
Portions of the exhibit have been omitted pursuant to a request for confidential treatment filed with the Commission. The omitted portions have been filed with the Commission.