Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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On September 11, 2018, Aceto Corporation, a New York corporation (the “Company”), entered into a Third Amendment and Limited Waiver (the “September Amendment”), by and among the Company, certain other loan parties party thereto (the “Loan Parties”), the lenders party thereto, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”), which amended that certain Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “A&R Credit Agreement”), dated as of December 21, 2016, by and among the Company, the Loan Parties, the lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

The September Amendment provides for a waiver of any event of default under the A&R Credit Agreement arising as a result of the non-compliance by the Company with the total net leverage ratio, senior secured net leverage ratio and debt service coverage ratio financial covenants, in each case, solely for the fiscal quarters ended or ending June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018, December 31, 2018, March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019. The September Amendment also contains several amendments to the A&R Credit Agreement including, among other things, (a) a limitation on dividends for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, 2018, December 31, 2018, March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, to an amount not to exceed $325,000 for any fiscal quarter, (b) increasing the applicable margin with respect to the interest rates on all loans under the A&R Credit Agreement by 450 basis points and fixing (during the Limitation Period (as hereinafter defined)) the applicable margin with respect to the interest rate on all loans under the A&R Credit Agreement to the highest level provided under the A&R Credit Agreement which is currently 6.00% in the case of ABR Loans (as defined in the A&R Credit Agreement) and 7.00% in the case of Eurodollar Loans (as defined in the A&R Credit Agreement), (c) during the period commencing on the closing of the September Amendment and ending on the date the Company demonstrates compliance with each financial covenant set forth in the A&R Credit Agreement for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2019 (the “Limitation Period”; provided that if the Company is not in compliance with any of the financial covenants set forth in the A&R Credit Agreement for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2019, then the Limitation Period shall continue indefinitely), requiring the Company to maintain the sum of Domestic Liquidity (as defined in the A&R Credit Agreement) plus Foreign Liquidity (as defined in the A&R Credit Agreement) and the undrawn portion of the Revolving Commitment (as defined in the A&R Credit Agreement) (“Covenant Liquidity”) to an amount of at least $55,000,000 (the “Covenant Liquidity Amount”) as of the last business day of each week following the effectiveness of the September Amendment; provided that the Company shall not be in breach of the minimum liquidity covenant unless the Covenant Liquidity is less than the Covenant Liquidity Amount as of the last business day of two consecutive weeks, (d) requiring the prior written consent of the Required Lenders (as defined in the A&R Credit Agreement) as a condition precedent to the lenders extending any Loans (as defined in the A&R Credit Agreement) or the issuing banks issuing, amending, renewing or extending any Letter of Credit (as defined in the A&R Credit Agreement), (e) permitting the purchase, during fiscal year 2019, of assets for an aggregate consideration not to exceed $12,300,000 consisting of intangible assets relating to strategic product acquisitions and certain capital expenditures, and (f) restricting the incurrence of certain indebtedness, limiting acquisitions and other investments and imposing certain other restrictions.

The foregoing description of the September Amendment is a summary only, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text thereof, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto, and which is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 1.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


ACETO CORP Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 tv502723_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1   Exhibit 10.1   THIRD AMENDMENT AND LIMITED WAIVER TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT   This THIRD AMENDMENT AND LIMITED WAIVER TO THE SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Third Amendment”) is dated as of September 11,…
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About Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET)

Aceto Corporation (Aceto) is engaged in the marketing, sales and distribution of finished dosage form generic pharmaceuticals, nutraceutical products, pharmaceutical active ingredients and intermediates, specialty performance chemicals inclusive of agricultural intermediates and agricultural protection products. The Company’s business is organized along product lines into three segments: Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals. As of June 30, 2016, it distributed over 1,100 chemical compounds used primarily as finished products or raw materials in the agricultural, coatings and industrial chemical industries. The Human Health segment includes finished dosage form generic drugs and nutraceutical products. As of June 30, 2016, the Pharmaceutical Ingredients segment had two product groups: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Pharmaceutical Intermediates. The Performance Chemicals segment includes specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products.

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