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Ram Power Announces Corporate Credit Facility Amendment Providing for Payment-in-Kind of Interest and Fees
By: Marketwired .
Dec. 27, 2012 05:00 PM
RENO, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, is pleased to announce that it has amended (the "Amendment") its corporate credit facility ("Credit Facility") with Sprott Resource Lending Partnership, Exploration Capital Partners 2008 Limited Partnership and Newberry International Holdings Ltd. (collectively, the "Lenders") to provide for the payment-in-kind of interest and fees thereunder for six months through the issuance of the Company's common stock ("Common Stock"). This six-month period begins in December 2012 and runs through May 2013. The total amount of interest and fees payable under the Credit Facility during this six-month period is US$4 million.
Under the Amendment, the December 2012 interest payment of US$500,000 and the February 2013 fee payment of US$1 million will be paid through the issuance of 6,301,914 shares of Common Stock on December 28, 2012. The interest payable under the Credit Facility in each of the months of January, February, March, April and May 2013 will be paid on each monthly interest payment date by the issuance of Common Stock at a price of Cdn$0.251 per share (or if the market price of the Common Stock exceeds Cdn$0.3133, at a price of Cdn$0.2350 plus three-quarters (3/4s) of the excess of such market price over Cdn$0.3133). In each such month, the Lenders may elect to receive the monthly interest payment in cash rather than Common Stock by notice to the Company no later than three business days prior to the interest payment date in such month.
Antony Mitchell, Executive Chairman of Ram Power, stated, "We would like to thank our Corporate Credit Facility lenders for their continued efforts in working with the Company. The added flexibility of the payment-in-kind will allow the Company to maintain adequate liquidity while it executes its production well remediation plans at San Jacinto to permit that project to operate at full capacity."
About Ram Power, Corp.
Ram Power is a renewable energy company based in Reno, Nevada, engaged in the business of acquiring, exploring, developing, and operating geothermal properties, and has interest in geothermal projects in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
This news release contains certain "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to future events or future performance, management's expectations regarding the Company's growth, results of operations, estimated future revenues, requirements for additional capital, revenue and production costs, future demand for and prices of electricity, business prospects and opportunities. In addition, statements relating to estimates of recoverable geothermal energy "reserves" or "resources" or energy generation are forward-looking information, as they involve implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the geothermal resources and reserves described can be profitably produced in the future. Such forward-looking information reflects management's current beliefs and is based on information currently available to management. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "predicts", "intends", "targets", "aims", "anticipates" or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases or may be identified by statements to the effect that certain actions "may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. A number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the actual results or performance to materially differ from any future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current geothermal energy production, development and/or exploration activities and the accuracy of probability simulations prepared to predict prospective geothermal resources; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations of production rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labor disputes and other risks of the geothermal industry; political instability or insurrection or war; labor force availability and turnover; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or in the completion of development or construction activities or in the commencement of operations; as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form. These factors should be considered carefully and readers of this news release should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.
Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by applicable securities laws, Ram Power assumes no obligation to update or revise such forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances.
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