SPI Energy Co., Ltd. ("SPI Energy" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced that it has fully paid in cash US$13.4 million owed under the Convertible Promissory Note issued to Union Sky Holding Group Limited ("Union Sky") by the Company in December 2014 (the "CB"). As a result, the CB is now terminated, and the Company has no further obligations thereunder.
In December 2014, the Company entered into the convertible promissory note purchase agreement with Union Sky Holding Group Limited ("Union Sky"), whereby the Company agreed to sell and issue to Union Sky convertible promissory note in an aggregate principal amount of $20 million bearing no interest. As announced, several amendments were made and on October 8, 2020, the Company entered into an amendment agreement with respect to the CB with Magical Glaze Limited ("MGL"), a company under common control of Union Sky. Under the terms of the agreement, the repayment was split into two tranches, with the first tranche of US$6.6 million paid on October 8, 2020. Upon the Company's repayment of the second US$13.4 million tranche, the CB was terminated.
Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of SPI Energy, commented, "With the recent closing of our registered direct offering, we have greatly improved our balance sheet and working capital position. Immediately eliminating the convertible debenture in its entirety removes a large liability on our balance sheet and prevents new potentially onerous penalty and security provisions. We are thrilled to have eliminated this risk for our shareholders."
"Repayment of these debentures fulfills one important objective in our go-forward plan and, importantly, allows SPI to be well-positioned to enact its new growth strategy in a self-sustainable manner."
About SPI Energy Co., Ltd.
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third-party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company's expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.
For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company's public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.
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