• Filing Date: 2020-07-09
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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8.5% Senior Secured Notes
6 Months Ended
May 31, 2020
8.5% Senior Secured Notes  
Debt Instrument [Line Items]  
Senior Notes
8.5% Senior Secured Notes

In connection with the Transaction Closing, the Company and the Senior Secured Note Trustee entered into an Amended and Restated Senior Secured Note Indenture (the "Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture") to amend and restate the Senior Secured Indenture between the Company and the Senior Secured Note Trustee following the Company’s receipt of requisite consents of the holders of the 15% Senior Secured Notes. Pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture, the Company caused the cancellation of all outstanding 15% Senior Secured Notes and the issuance of 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 (the "8.5% Senior Secured Notes") in an aggregate amount of $30.0 million. The Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture provides, among other things, that the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes will be secured senior obligations of the Company and will mature on July 15, 2021. The 8.5% Senior Secured Notes will bear interest at a rate of 8.5% per annum, payable quarterly on March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning on September 15, 2017. Certain holders of the Company's securities that are party to Board Designation Agreements (as discussed below), purchased approximately $24.5 million of the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes that were issued in exchange for 15% Senior Secured Notes during the year ended December 31, 2017.

The Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture provides that the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes may be optionally redeemed in full by the Company at any time and must be redeemed in full upon additional issuances of debt by the Company, in each case at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount redeemed plus (i) accrued and unpaid interest on the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes redeemed, and (ii) the Applicable Premium, if any, as defined in the Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture. Upon a change of control, the Company will be required to make an offer to holders of the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes to repurchase the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes at a price equal to 107.5% of their principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to the date of redemption.

The Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture contains negative covenants restricting additional debt incurred by the Company, creation of liens on the collateral securing the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes, and restrictions on dividends and stock repurchases, among other things. The 8.5% Senior Secured Notes are secured by settlement proceeds, if any, received from certain litigation involving the Company, certain notes issued to the Company, and pledges of 65% of the equity interests in Blue Heron Designated Activity Company, OLIPP IV, LLC and Red Reef Alternative Investments, LLC.

On January 10, 2018, the Company commenced the process of appointing a liquidator to liquidate Blue Heron. The completion of liquidation formalities of Blue Heron under Irish law was completed in late 2019. In connection with liquidation of Blue Heron, the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee under the Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture (the "Trustee"), entered into (i) the First Supplemental Indenture (the "First Supplemental Indenture"), dated as of January 10, 2018, to implement certain amendments to the Indenture and (ii) the Amendment to Pledge and Security Agreement ("Pledge and Security Amendment"), dated as of January 10, 2018, to implement certain amendments to the Pledge and Security Agreement Pledge and Security Agreement, dated as of March 11, 2016, between the Company and Trustee. The First Supplemental Indenture and the Pledge and Security Amendment amend the Indenture and Pledge and Security Agreement, respectively, to: (i) remove from the assets pledged to the secured parties under the Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture, 65% of the equity and certain other assets of Blue Heron; and (ii) reflect the pledge by the Company, in favor of the secured parties under the Indenture, of the promissory note dated as of December 29, 2016 in the principal sum of $69.6 million issued by OLIPP IV, LLC to Blue Heron and subsequently assigned to the Company.

The Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture provides for customary events of default which include (subject in certain cases to customary grace and cure periods), among others: nonpayment of principal or interest; breach of covenants or other agreements in the Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture; defaults in failure to pay certain other indebtedness; and certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency. Generally, if an event of default occurs and is continuing under the Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture, the trustee or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes then outstanding may declare the principal of and accrued but unpaid interest, plus a premium, if any, on all the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes immediately due and payable, subject to certain conditions set forth in the Amended and Restated Senior Secured Indenture.

On August 11, 2017, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the "Securities Purchase Agreement") by and between the Company and Brennan Opportunities Fund I LP ("Brennan"). Pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement, Brennan purchased from the Company (i) 12,500,000 shares (the "Brennan Shares") of Common Stock at a price of $0.40 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $5.0 million and (ii) $5.0 million principal amount of the Company’s 8.5% Senior Secured Notes (the "Brennan Notes," and together with the Brennan Shares, the "Brennan Securities"). The Securities Purchase Agreement contained customary representations, warranties, and covenants.

The sale of the Brennan Securities was consummated on August 11, 2017, as to 8,750,000 shares of Common Stock and $3.5 million principal amount of 8.5% Senior Secured Notes, and on August 14, 2017, as to 3,750,000 shares of Common Stock and $1.5 million principal amount of 8.5% Senior Secured Notes.

On December 10, 2018, the Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as indenture trustee, entered into a Second Supplemental Indenture (the "Second Supplemental Indenture") which amended the Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of July 28, 2017, as amended by the First Supplemental Indenture dated as of January 10, 2018 (as so amended, the "Indenture"), relating to the Company’s 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due July 15, 2021 (the "8.5% Senior Secured Notes"). The Second Supplemental Indenture (i) increased the aggregate principal amount of Notes permitted to be issued under the Indenture from $40.0 million to $70.0 million and (ii) provided for interest on the Notes to be paid in kind, such that the principal amount of the relevant holder’s note is increased by the amount of interest, in lieu of cash payment ("PIK"). The Company may elect to pay PIK interest instead of cash interest for any Interest Period (as defined in the Indenture) to holders of Notes who consented to accept PIK interest. Each holder of outstanding Notes made an election with respect to some or all of the outstanding principal amount of such holder’s Notes as to whether or not to accept PIK interest whenever the Company elects to pay interest in PIK in lieu of cash. Any new holder of Notes, other than a transferee who is an affiliate of a transferring holder that did not elect to accept PIK interest, will be deemed to have elected to accept PIK interest. A holder receiving PIK interest shall also automatically receive, for each applicable Interest Period, an amount equal to 3.0% per annum of additional interest on the principal amount of such holder’s Notes for which the holder elected to accept PIK interest. Holders receiving PIK is approximately $26.8 million with approximately $8.2 million electing to be paid by cash. All terms of the Indenture that were not amended by the Second Supplemental Indenture remain in full force and effect.

On December 28, 2018, the Company entered into subscription agreements (the "Subscription Agreements) with several investors (the "Investors"), Pursuant to the Subscription Agreements, the Investors purchased from the Company an aggregate of $5.7 million principal amount of the Company’s 8.5% Senior Secured Notes for an aggregate purchase price of $4.3 million. The transactions were consummated on December 28, 2018.

On December 28, 2018, the Company received a commitment letter (the "Commitment Letter") from Ironsides Partners LLC, an entity affiliated with Robert Knapp, a member of the Board, for an aggregate investment, at the Company’s election, of up to $2.0 million principal amount of 8.5% Senior Secured Notes for an aggregate purchase price of up to $1.5 million no later than January 31, 2019. The Commitment Letter contains certain conditions precedent to Ironsides’ obligations to purchase such Senior Notes.

On January 30, 2019, the Company entered into a Note Purchase Agreement (the "Note Purchase Agreement")with Ironsides Partners Special Situations Master Fund III L.P. (the "Investor"), which is affiliated with Robert Knapp, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreement, the Investor purchased from the Company $2.0 million principal amount of the Company’s 8.5% Senior Secured Notes for a purchase price of $1.5 million.

On February 11, 2019, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement (the "Subscription Agreement") with Brennan Opportunities Fund I LP (the "Investor"), which is affiliated with Patrick T. Brennan, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreement, the Investor purchased from the Company $967,000 principal amount of the Company’s 8.5% Senior Secured Notes (the "Senior Notes") for a purchase price of $725,000. The transaction was consummated on February 14, 2019.

The Company issued an additional $4.0 million in additional 8.5% Senior Secured Notes in lieu of a cash payment of interest to the relevant holders of the notes during the year ended November 30, 2019.
    
At May 31, 2020, the outstanding principal of the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes was $47.6 million with a carrying value of $46.2 million, net of discount and unamortized debt issuance cost of $1.1 million and $259,000, respectively.
During the three months ended May 31, 2020, the Company recorded approximately $1.3 million of interest expense on the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes, which includes $1.0 million of interest expense, $52,000 of amortizing debt issuance costs and $221,000 of amortizing of debt discount, respectively, compared to approximately $1.5 million of interest expense on the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes, during the three months ended May 31, 2019, which includes $1.3 million of interest and $71,000 of amortizing debt issuance costs, and $133,000 of amortizing of debt discount, respectively.
During the six months ended May 31, 2020, the Company recorded approximately $2.6 million of interest expense on the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes, which includes $2.1 million of interest and $103,000 of amortizing debt issuance costs and $429,000 of amortizing of debt discount respectively, compared to approximately $2.9 million of interest expense on the 8.5% Senior Secured Notes, during the six months ended May 31, 2019, which includes $2.5 million of interest and $133,000 of amortizing debt issuance costs and $193,000 of amortizing of debt discount respectively.