EmberClear Principal and Interest on Outstanding Debentures Will Not be Paid
Jul 06, 2015, 06:00 ET
CALGARY, July 6, 2015 /CNW/ - EmberClear Corp. (TSXV: EMB) ("EmberClear" or the "Company") announced today that it is in default under the trust indentures (the "Indentures") governing its 12.0% $4,542,000 senior convertible unsecured debentures originally issued in June 30, 2012 and 12% $2,300,000 convertible unsecured debentures issued in August, 2014 (the "Debentures") as a result of its failure to make the aggregate payments of $4,948,540 and $138,000 respectively.
The $4,542,000 senior convertible unsecured debentures were due on June 30, 2015 (the "Maturity Date"). The principal amount of Debentures outstanding is $4,542,000, the amount of the missed interest is $270,280, and the additional 3% interest due on maturity is $136,260. The amount of the missed interest on $2,300,000 senior convertible unsecured debentures is $138,000 that was due on June 30, 2015.
Pursuant to the terms of the Indentures, as a result of the default the trustee (the "Trustee") under the Indenture may, in its discretion, and shall, upon direction of the holders of not less than 50% of the outstanding Debentures, declare all principal and interest on the Debentures due and payable. If EmberClear fails to forthwith pay the principal and interest after such demand, the Trustee may, in its discretion, and shall upon direction of the holders of not less than 50% of the Debentures (subject to the Trustee being funded and indemnified against the costs of such), proceed to obtain or enforce such payment. The holders of not less than 50% of the Debentures may also waive the default.
At this time EmberClear has not received notice that the Trustee or holders of not less than 50% of the Debentures intend to declare all amounts owing under the Debentures due and payable or to enforce the payment of such. EmberClear has been in the process of selling assets and intends to continue those activities. In addition, the Company is reviewing other financing alternatives that will permit it to make the outstanding interest payment and remedy the default. The Company can provide no assurance that the aforementioned asset sales or other financing alternatives will be successful or available to EmberClear or if available, will be on satisfactory terms.
EmberClear is an energy developer focused on low emission commercial scale projects primarily in North America. Developing facilities using natural gas as inputs to create electricity or transportation fuels characterizes our plants. We utilize our proven expertise in permitting, site control and engineering feasibility to develop projects that are sold to investors interested in purchasing, constructing and operating such energy projects. EmberClear is developing gas to liquids (GTL) and gas to power (NGCC) generating facilities in North America. Our NGCC Projects benefit from a favorable geographic location that offers access to abundant natural gas reserves and a power market that is served primarily by older, coal fired, electric generation facilities, expected to be phased out over time. EmberClear also holds surface and mineral rights in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. This property is situated in the Southern Anthracite coalfield of eastern Pennsylvania, USA. Mineral rights held by the company include Anthracite/PCI coal suitable for the steel making industry. EmberClear's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "EMB". For more information, please visit www.emberclear.com
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SOURCE EmberClear Corp.
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