Omega Protein 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 21, 2012
Omega Protein Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 21, 2012, Omega Protein Corporation, a Nevada corporation (the Company), and Omega Protein, Inc., a Virginia corporation that is the Companys principal operating subsidiary (OPI and, together with the Company, the Borrowers), entered into the First Amendment to Amended and Restated Loan Agreement (the First Amendment), which amends the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement dated as of March 21, 2012 (the Loan Agreement), with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent (the Agent) for the lenders (currently Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.) (collectively, the Lenders).
The First Amendment releases the Lenders liens with respect to certain of the Companys Louisiana and Mississippi properties, subject to the right of the Agent to request that such properties be subject to the lien securing the obligations of the Borrowers under the Loan Agreement. The foregoing description of the First Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the First Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 8.01 Other Events
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued a proclamation, effective May 24, 2012, that will ban the commercial fishing of menhaden using purse seine netting in North Carolina state waters. This proclamation will prohibit the Companys fishing operations in these state waters. Federal waters outside the North Carolina three-nautical mile state water limit remain unaffected. In 2011, the Company caught approximately 1.6% of its total 2011 fish catch in North Carolina state waters.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
10.1 First Amendment to Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, dated as of May 21, 2012, among Omega Protein Corporation, Omega Protein, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
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 thereunto duly authorized.