Calgary, Canada —Blackline Safety Corp. (the "Company") (TSX: BLN) a global leader in connected safety, today announced it has signed a non-binding term sheet for a new two-year $15 million senior secured operating facility — with a potential $5 million accordion feature to increase the size of the facility — with ATB Financial. The new credit facility contemplated by the term sheet will, upon and subject to the execution of definitive credit documents, replace the Company’s existing senior secured credit facility with another lender. The current facility was not renewed on the terms presented by the lender and no amounts are currently drawn or outstanding on such facility.
The new facility is expected to provide improved financial flexibility to help the Company manage its operations, while building on its 21 consecutive quarters of revenue growth. The borrowing base under the new facility will be derived from the Company’s monthly recurring revenue with pricing that is largely consistent with the current facility. The new operating facility will be secured, including by a general security agreement over the property of both Blackline Safety Corp. and its significant subsidiaries.
"We are appreciative of the support ATB Financial is providing through this new credit facility, which we believe is especially noteworthy considering the current lending environment where many companies are being asked for stricter covenants and tighter capital availability," said Shane Grennan, Chief Financial Officer of Blackline Safety.” We look forward to finalizing this facility in the coming weeks which, coupled with proceeds from our recently announced bought deal financing and concurrent non-brokered private placement that is expected to close on or about August 31, 2022, will provide us with a more robust capital position to execute our business plan. We would like to thank our previous lender for their support and working relationship over the past two years.”
The credit facility is subject to various conditions including the Company raising gross proceeds of not less than $15 million from the Company's recently announced bought deal financing and concurrent non-brokered private placement and the entering of binding definitive agreements in respect of the same.
About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a technology leader driving innovation in the industrial workforce through IoT. With connected safety devices and predictive analytics, Blackline enables companies to drive towards zero safety incidents and improved operational performance. Blackline provides wearable devices, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and enhance overall productivity for organizations with coverage in more than 100 countries. Armed with cellular and satellite connectivity, Blackline provides a lifeline to tens of thousands of people, having reported over 185 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. For more information, visit BlacklineSafety.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. INVESTOR/ANALYST CONTACT Matt Glover and Jeff Grampp, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +1 949 574 3860
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