Environmental Solutions Worldwide Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCBB: ESWW) (Frankfurt Stock Exchange FWB: EOW) announced today the successful completion of a $3 million unsecured subordinated loan financing with certain of the Company’s shareholders. The Company will use the net proceeds to fund working capital, planned capital investments and other general corporate purposes. The subordinated notes bear interest at a rate of 10% per annum, payable in-kind on a monthly basis, commencing March 17, 2011. The maturity date of the subordinated notes is the earlier of: (i) the consummation a rights offering (as described below) or (ii) June 17, 2011, subject to the noteholders’ rights to extend the maturity date. The subordinated notes will be exchangeable for common stock of the Company in a rights offering that has been approved by the independent board members, which the Company intends to conclude by the end of the second quarter of 2011, targeted at $6.5 million from then existing shareholders of the Company at a price of $0.12 per share.
In light of the new subordinated loan financing, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, ESW Canada, Inc. will be in compliance with its covenant obligations under the Demand Credit Agreement dated March 10, 2010 (the “Credit Agreement”), for which it has obtained a fourth waiver from its commercial lender that expired on February 15, 2011.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor will there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. This press release is also an Exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc.
Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc. is a publicly traded Company engaged through its wholly owned subsidiaries ESW Canada, Inc. and ESW America, Inc. (the “ESW Group of Companies”) in the design, development, ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing and sales of technologies for both the environmental control and military sectors. The ESW Group of Companies currently manufacture and market a diversified line of catalytic emission control products and support technologies for diesel, gasoline and alternative fueled engines. The ESW Group of Companies also operates a comprehensive EPA/CARB & MSHA recognized emissions testing and verification laboratory.
For updated information, please visit the Company's Web site at: www.cleanerfuture.com
This press release and any related calls or discussions may contain forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements about matters such as: future prices and sales of and demand for our products; future industry market conditions; future production, operating and overhead costs; operational and management restructuring activities; future employment and contributions of personnel; tax and interest rates; capital expenditures and their impact on us; productivity, business process, rationalization, investment, acquisition, consulting, operational, tax, financial and capital projects and initiatives; contingencies; environmental compliance and changes in the regulatory environment; and future working capital, costs, revenues, business opportunities, debt levels, cash flows, margins, earnings and growth.
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Neither this press release nor any related calls or discussions constitutes an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.
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