SENECA FOODS CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SENEA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


SENECA FOODS CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SENEA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On December 9, 2016, Seneca Foods Corporation, Seneca Foods, LLC,
Seneca Snack Company, Green Valley Foods, as Borrowers, and
certain subsidiaries of Borrowers as Guarantors (collectively,
the “Company”) entered into a Loan and Guaranty Agreement (the
“Loan Agreement”) with Farm Credit East, ACA.

The Loan Agreement provides for a $100 million unsecured term
loan with a maturity date of December 9, 2021. Borrowings under
the Loan Agreement may be used for working capital and general
corporate purposes of the Company. The Company may prepay any
part of the term loan at any time however Borrowers may not
re-borrow any repaid principal of the term loan.

Borrowings under the Loan Agreement will bear interest, at the
Company’s option, at Variable Rate LIBOR plus a margin of 2.60%
or one month, two month, three month or six month LIBOR plus a
margin of 2.60%.

The Company’s obligations under the Loan Agreement are jointly
and severally guaranteed by all existing and future domestic
subsidiaries of the Company, subject to certain exceptions.

The Loan Agreement contains restrictive covenants usual and
customary for loans of its type, which include, with specified
exceptions, limitations on the ability of the Company and its
subsidiaries to engage in certain business activities, incur
debt, have liens, pay dividends or make other distributions,
enter into affiliate transactions, consolidate, merge or acquire
or dispose of assets, and make certain investments, acquisitions
and loans. The Loan Agreement also requires the Company to
satisfy certain financial covenants.

Obligations under the Loan Agreement may be declared due and
payable upon the occurrence of certain events of default, as
defined in the Loan Agreement, including failure to pay any
obligations when due and payable, failure to comply with any
covenant or representation of any loan document, any change of
control, cross-defaults and certain other events as set forth in
the Loan Agreement, with grace periods in some cases.

The foregoing description of the Loan Agreement is not complete
and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and provisions of
the Loan Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit
10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation

On December 9, 2016, the Company entered into a Loan Agreement.
The description of the terms of the Loan Agreement set forth
above in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

The following is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on
Form 8-K:


The Loan Agreement as of December 9, 2016 by and among
Seneca Foods Corporation, Seneca Foods, LLC, Seneca Snack
Company, Green Valley Foods, LLC and certain other
subsidiaries of Seneca Foods Corporation and Farm Credit
East, ACA.


Seneca Foods Corporation is a provider of packaged fruits and vegetables. The Company manages its business through two segments: packaging and sale of fruits and vegetables, and packaging and sale of chip products. Its product offerings include canned fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables and other food products, frozen and bottled produce, and snack chips. Its products are sold under private label, as well as national and regional brands that the Company owns or licenses, including Seneca, Libby’s, Green Valley, Aunt Nellie’s, READ, Cherryman and Seneca Farms. The Company packs Green Giant, Le Sueur and other brands of canned vegetables, as well as select Green Giant frozen vegetables for B&G Foods North America (B&G) under a contract packing agreement. Its two segments constitute the food operation. The non-food operation is primarily related to the sale of cans and ends, and the Company’s trucking and aircraft operations.


SENECA FOODS CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SENEA) closed its last trading session up +1.25 at 41.20 with 51,055 shares trading hands.