SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) – April 10, 2020
SIFCO Industries, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
970 East 64th Street, Cleveland Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (216) 881-8600
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 10, 2020, SIFCO Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a promissory note evidencing an unsecured $5,024,732 loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”). The Paycheck Protection Program (or “PPP”) was established under the recently congressionally-approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The PPP Loan to the Company is being made through JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association and the Company’s existing lender (the “Lender”). The Lender provided its consent under the Company’s existing credit agreement for the Company to enter into the PPP Loan and documentation related to the PPP.
The term of the PPP Loan is two years. The interest rate on the PPP Loan is 0.98%, which shall be deferred for the first six months of the term of the loan. The promissory note evidencing the PPP Loan contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, payment defaults, breach of representations and warranties, or provisions of the promissory note. The occurrence of an event of default may result in the repayment of all amounts outstanding, collection of all amounts owing from the Company, and/or filing suit and obtaining judgment against the Company.
Under the terms of the CARES Act, PPP Loan recipients can apply for and be granted forgiveness for all or a portion of loans granted under the PPP. Such forgiveness will be determined, subject to limitations, based on the use of loan proceeds for payroll costs and mortgage interest, rent or utility costs and the maintenance of employee and compensation levels. No assurance is provided that the Company will obtain forgiveness of the PPP Loan in whole or in part.
The foregoing descriptions of the Promissory Note do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Promissory Note attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off Balance Sheet Arrangement of the Registrant.
The disclosure in Item 1.01 and Exhibit 10.1 of this report are incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains various forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company can give no assurances that such plans will be attained or achieved. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic conditions, concerns with or threats of, or the consequences of, pandemics, contagious diseases or health epidemics, including COVID-19, competition and other uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of the Company’s management as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, the Company assumes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
SIFCO Industries, Inc.
Date: April 13, 2020
/s/ Thomas R. Kubera
Thomas R. Kubera
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)