EmberClear Announces $2 Million Bridge Loan
CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - EmberClear Corp. (TSXV: EMB) ("EmberClear" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, EmberClear Reserves Inc. ("EmberClear Reserves"), has obtained a $2 million secured bridge loan from a third party. Under the terms of the loan, $400,000 was advanced to EmberClear Reserves on closing with the remaining $1.6 million to be advanced monthly in eight tranches of up to $200,000 per month.
The purpose of the bridge loan is to provide the Company with additional capital to support the monetization of the Good Spring natural gas combined cycle power project ("Good Spring NGCC1"), in northeastern Pennsylvania, to the benefit of EmberClear's shareholders.
"With this transaction, we believe we will have the ability to evaluate more options for the ownership of this facility. This region deserves a state of the art power plant and we are working hard to make that a reality," stated Nick Cohen, Chief Operating Officer.
Pursuant to the terms of the bridge loan, interest accrues at a rate of 18% per annum and the Company will pay a facility fee of 15% of the total principal amount advanced over the term of the loan. The maturity date for the loan is May 31, 2014. The loan is secured by the assets of EmberClear Reserves and Future Power PA Inc., with Future Power PA Inc. and EmberClear having also guaranteed EmberClear Reserves' obligations under the loan.
EmberClear is a global energy development company specializing in low-emission energy projects. The Company is primarily focussed on natural gas in the United States as an input to create electricity, industrial chemicals and transportation fuels. We utilize our proven expertise in permitting, site-control, and engineering feasibility to create turnkey projects with contracted returns suitable for long-term owners and operators of long-life capital assets. EmberClear's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "EMB".
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