ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALJJ) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALJJ) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 9.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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Financing Agreement Amendment

On November 28, 2018, ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into the Fourth Amendment (the “Fourth Amendment”) to the Financing Agreement, dated as of August14, 2015 (as amended and restated from time to time, the “Financing Agreement”), by and among the Company, Faneuil, Inc. (“Faneuil”),Floors-N-More,LLC, Phoenix Color Corp., each subsidiary of the Company listed as a “Guarantor” on the pages thereto, the lenders from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent for the lenders (the “Collateral Agent”), and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent for the lenders (the “Administrative Agent”). The Fourth Amendment was entered into by the Company to amend certain terms and covenants in order to support the continued growth of the Company and the associated increase in cash capital expenditures for the buildout of three new customer call centers at Faneuil to support anticipated increased contract awards.

The amended terms and covenants under the Fourth Amendment include, among other amendments:

(i)

an increase in the size of the term loan facility by $5.0 million;

(ii)

a reduction in the size of the revolving credit facility by $5.0 million, with a sub-facility for the issuance of letters of credit in an aggregate amount not to exceed $15 million;

(iii)

an adjustment to the fixed charge coverage ratio applicable to the Company from 1.25:1.00 to (a) 1.05:1.00 for each fiscal quarter beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2018 through the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2020 and (b) 1.10:1.00 for each fiscal quarter beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2020 and for each fiscal quarter thereafter;

(iv)

a stepdown in the leverage ratio financial covenant applicable to the Company from (a) 3.50:1.00 for each fiscal quarter beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2018 through the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2020, to (b) 3.25:1.00 for each fiscal quarter beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2020 through the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2021, to (c) 3.00:1.00 for each fiscal quarter beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2021 through the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2022 and to (d) 2.75:1.00 for each fiscal quarter beginning with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2022 and for each fiscal quarter thereafter; and

(v)

subject to a cap, the exclusion from certain capital expenditures incurred by the Company in the calculation of the Company’s compliance with its financial covenants.

In addition, the Fourth Amendment requires the Company, under certain circumstances, to secure not less than $5.0 million of equity or subordinated debt financing on or before February 28, 2019, which additional capital will be used to repay a portion of the term loan (the “Alternative Financing Requirement”).

The foregoing description of the Fourth Amendment is only a summary, does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Fourth Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto, the Third Amendment to the Financing Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on October 2, 2017, the Second Amendment to the Financing Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, previously filed with the Commission on May 30, 2017, the First Amendment to the Financing Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, previously filed with the Commission on July 20, 2016, and the Financing Agreement, which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10-12B/A, previously filed with the Commission on March 28, 2016.

Backstop Letter Agreement

On November 28, 2018, in connection with the Fourth Amendment, the Company entered into a Backstop Letter Agreement with Jess Ravich, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. to the Backstop Letter Agreement, Mr. Ravich will provide a “backstop” that would enable the Company to satisfy the Alternative Financing Requirement by agreeing, if the Company is unable to locate alternative financing on terms, conditions

and timing reasonably acceptable to it and if required by the Collateral Agent, to purchase $5.0 million of subordinated debt from Collateral Agent on or before the date that is 2 business days following the delivery by Collateral Agent of a written demand that the Alternative Financing Requirement be satisfied, but in no event earlier than 2 business days following February 28, 2019.In consideration of Mr. Ravich entering into such backstop arrangement, the Company’s Audit Committee and independent directors reviewed, approved and agreed to a backstop fee package, to which the Company would (i) pay to Mr. Ravich’s trust a one-time backstop fee of $100,000, payable in cash at the time of the Fourth Amendment closing, and (ii) if the purchase of such subordinated debt is required by the Collateral Agent and the Company has failed to secure a financing alternative more advantageous to the Company, to issue to Mr. Ravich’s trust a five year warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 1,500,000 shares of common stock of the Company at an exercise price equal to the average closing price of the Company’s common stock as reported on The Nasdaq Stock Market for the 30 trading days preceding the date of issuance of the Warrant.

The foregoing description of the Backstop Letter Agreement is only a summary, does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Backstop Letter Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.2 hereto.

Item 9.01. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The discussion in Item 9.01 with respect to the Fourth Amendment is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

EXHIBITNO.

DESCRIPTION

10.1

Fourth Amendment to Financing Agreement, dated as of November 28, 2018, by and among the Company, Faneuil, Inc., Floors-N-More, LLC, Phoenix Color Corp., each subsidiary of the Company listed as a “Guarantor” on the pages thereto, the lenders from time to time party thereto, Cerberus Business Finance, LLC, as collateral agent for the lenders, and PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent for the lenders

10.2

Backstop Letter Agreement, dated as of November 28, 2018, between the Company and Jess Ravich


ALJ REGIONAL HOLDINGS INC Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 aljj-ex101_66.htm EX-10.1(AMENDMENT) aljj-ex101_66.htm   EXHIBIT 10.1 FOURTH AMENDMENT TO FINANCING AGREEMENT FOURTH AMENDMENT,…
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About ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALJJ)

ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Faneuil, Carpets and Phoenix. The Faneuil segment offers clients customer relationship management; billing, payment and claims processing; data entry; document management; workforce and support analytics; quality assurance; system support and maintenance, and staffing services. The Carpets segment is a provider of multiple products for the commercial, retail and home builder markets, including all types of flooring, countertops, cabinets, window coverings and garage/closet organizers. The Carpets segment provides various floor coverings to commercial and retail customers, including carpet, ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, area rugs and specialty flooring, including bamboo, leather, cork and large format tile. The Phoenix segment is engaged in offering digital pre-press capabilities and its ultraviolet (UV) printing platform supports a range of printing and finishing options.

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