FUELCELL ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ:FCEL) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

FUELCELL ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ:FCEL) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

In November 2015, FuelCell Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a definitive Assistance Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the State of Connecticut and received a disbursement of $10 million to be used for the first phase of a two-phase expansion project to improve manufacturing and logistics efficiencies. In conjunction with this financing, the Company entered into a $10 million promissory note and related security agreements securing the loan with equipment liens and a mortgage on its Danbury, Connecticut location. Under the Agreement, the Company was eligible for up to $5 million in loan forgiveness if the Company created 165 full-time positions and retained 538 full-time positions for two consecutive years (the “Employment Obligation”) as measured on October 28, 2017 (the “Phase 1 Target Date”). The Agreement was subsequently amended in April 2017 to extend the Phase 1 Target Date by two years to October 28, 2019.

The first phase of the expansion project was completed in 2018, whereby the Company expanded the manufacturing facility in Torrington, CT by approximately 102,000 square feet for a total size of 167,000 square feet.

In January 2019, the Company signed a Second Amendment to the Assistance Agreement (the “Second Amendment”). The Company received the countersigned Second Amendment on February 4, 2019, which was approved by the State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General on January 28, 2019. The Second Amendment extends the Phase1 Target Date to October 31, 2022 and amends the Employment Obligation to require the Company to maintain 538 full-time positions for 24 consecutive months. If the Company meets the Employment Obligation, as modified by the Second Amendment, and creates an additional 91 full-time positions, the Company may receive a credit in the amount of $2 million to be applied against the outstanding balance of the loan.The Second Amendment deletes and cancels the provisions of the Agreement related to the second phase of the expansion project and the loans related thereto, but the Company had not drawn any funds or received any disbursements under those provisions.

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Financial Statements and Exhibits.

EX-10.1 2 fcel-ex101_6.htm EX-10.1 fcel-ex101_6.htm   EXHIBIT 10.1   SECOND AMENDMENT TO ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT   This SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT (the “Amendment”) is made by and among FuelCell Energy,…
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FuelCell Energy, Inc. is an integrated fuel cell company. The Company designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates and services stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed power generation. The Company’s segment is fuel cell power plant production and research. The Company’s power plants provide on-site power and utility grid support. The Company’s plants operate in approximately 50 locations on approximately three continents and generate approximately four billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity. The Company’s fuel cell products, Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plants offer power generation for customers, including approximately 2.8 megawatts DFC3000, approximately 1.4 megawatts DFC1500 and approximately 300 kilowatts DFC300 plus derivations of the DFC product for specific applications. The Company offers project development; engineering procurement and construction (EPC) services operations and maintenance, and project finance.

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