SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 8 - K
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 3, 2012
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On July 3, 2012, Cerus Corporation (the Company) entered into an amendment (the Amendment) to the loan and security agreement dated September 30, 2011, with Comerica Bank (as amended to date, the Agreement). The Amendment was effective as of June 30, 2012 (the Effective Date). The Amendment increased the Companys borrowing limit under the Agreement from $10.0 million to $12.0 million, with up to $7.0 million being available pursuant to the revolving line of credit under the Agreement (the RLOC) and $5.0 million having already been borrowed pursuant to the growth capital line under the Agreement. In addition, the Amendment extended the maturity date of the RLOC from September 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Effective June 30, 2012, the Company incurred a commitment fee of $15,000 for the first year of the RLOC, and will pay a $20,000 commitment fee at each annual anniversary of the Effective Date.
The foregoing is only a brief description of the material terms of the Amendment and does not purport to be complete. The Amendment will be filed as an exhibit to the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.
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 of this report is hereby incorporated by reference into Item 2.03.
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.
|Dated: July 9, 2012||By:|
Kevin D. Green
Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer