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Jul. 30, 2022
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Note 7.  Debt

Credit Facility
On February 20, 2020, Kaspien Inc. entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (as subsequently amended, the “Loan Agreement”) with Eclipse Business Capital LLC (f/k/a Encina Business Credit, LLC) (“Eclipse”), as administrative agent, under which the lenders party thereto committed to provide up to $25 million in loans under a four-year, secured revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”).

The commitments by the lenders under the Credit Facility are subject to borrowing base and availability restrictions. Up to $5.0 million of the Credit Facility may be used for the making of swing line loans.

Interest under the Credit Facility accrues, subject to certain terms and conditions under the Loan Agreement, at a LIBOR Rate or Base Rate, plus, in each case, an Applicable Margin, which is determined by reference to the level of Availability as defined in the Loan Agreement, with the Applicable Margin for LIBOR Rate loans ranging from 4.00% to 4.50% and the Applicable Margin for Base Rate loans ranging from 3.00% to 3.50%.

The Credit Facility is secured by a first priority security interest in substantially all of the assets of Kaspien, including inventory, accounts receivable, cash and cash equivalents and certain other collateral of the borrowers and guarantors under the Credit Facility (collectively, the “Credit Facility Parties”) and by a first priority pledge by the Company of its equity interests in Kaspien. The Company will provide a limited guarantee of Kaspien’s obligations under the Credit Facility.

Among other things, the Loan Agreement limits Kaspien’s ability to incur additional indebtedness, create liens, make investments, make restricted payments or specified payments and merge or acquire assets. The Loan Agreement also requires Kaspien to comply with a financial maintenance covenant.

The Loan Agreement contains customary events of default, including, but not limited to, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties, covenant defaults, cross-defaults to other obligations, customary ERISA defaults, certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency, judgment defaults, the invalidity of liens on collateral, change in control, cessation of business or the liquidation of material assets of the Credit Facility Parties taken as a whole, the occurrence of an uninsured loss to a material portion of collateral and failure of the obligations under the Credit Facility to constitute senior indebtedness under any applicable subordination or intercreditor agreements.

On March 30, 2020, the Company and Kaspien (the “Loan Parties”) entered into Amendment No. 1 to the Loan Agreement (the “Amendment”). Pursuant to the Amendment, among other things, (i) the Company was added as “Parent” under the Amended Loan Agreement, (ii) the Company granted a first priority security interest in substantially all of the assets of the Company, including inventory, accounts receivable, cash and cash equivalents and certain other collateral, and (iii) the Loan Agreement was amended to (a) permit the incurrence of certain subordinated indebtedness under the Subordinated Loan Agreement (as defined below) and (b) limit the Company’s ability to incur additional indebtedness, create liens, make investments, make restricted payments or specified payments and merge or acquire assets.

On April 7, 2021, Loan Parties entered into Amendment No. 2 to the Loan Agreement (the “Second Amendment”. Pursuant to the Second Amendment, the In-Transit Inventory Sublimit (as defined in the Loan Agreement) was increased from $2,000,000 to $2,500,000.

On September 17, 2021, the Loan Parties entered into Amendment No. 3 to the Loan Agreement (the “Third Amendment”). Pursuant to the Third Amendment, among other things, (i) the maturity of the credit facility has been extended to February 20, 2024, and the early termination fees have been accordingly reset; (ii) the LIBOR floor has been reduced to 1.00%; (iii) up to $4,000,000 of acquisitions are now allowed without Eclipse’s consent, subject to satisfaction of various conditions, including the Company having a trailing twelve month fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.20x and Excess Availability greater than the greater of (x) 20% of the average Borrowing Base for each 30 day period immediately prior to, and pro forma for, the purchase and (y) $1,500,000.

On March 2, 2022, the Loan Parties entered into Amendment No. 4 to the Loan Agreement (“Fourth Amendment”). Pursuant to the Fourth Amendment, among other things, the Credit Facility was amended to permit the incurrence of the Additional Subordinated Loan (as defined below) under the Subordinated Loan Agreement (as defined below).

As of July 30, 2022, the Company had borrowings of $3.9 under the Credit Facility. The Company had no borrowing as of July 31, 2021. As of July 30, 2022, unamortized debt issuance costs of $0.1 million related to the Credit Facility are included in Other assets on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.

The Company records short term borrowings at cost, in which the carrying value approximates fair value due to its short-term maturity.

Subordinated Loan Agreement
On March 30, 2020, the Loan Parties entered into a Subordinated Loan and Security Agreement (the “Subordinated Loan Agreement”) with the lenders party thereto from time to time (the “Lenders”) and TWEC Loan Collateral Agent, LLC (the “Collateral Agent”), as collateral agent for the Lenders, pursuant to which the Lenders made a $5.2 million secured term loan (the “Subordinated Loan”) to Kaspien. On September 17, 2021, the Loan Parties entered into Amendment No. 1 to the Subordinated Loan Agreement which extended the maturity of the loan to March 31, 2024. As of July 30, 2022, unamortized debt issuance costs of $0.1 million are included in “Long-Term Debt” on the consolidated balance sheet.

Interest on the Subordinated Loan accrues, subject to certain terms and conditions under the Subordinated Loan Agreement, at the rate of twelve percent (12.0%) per annum, compounded on the last day of each calendar quarter by becoming a part of the principal amount of the Subordinated Loan.

The Subordinated Loan is secured by a second priority security interest in substantially all of the assets of the Loan Parties, including inventory, accounts receivable, cash and cash equivalents and certain other collateral of the borrowers and guarantors under the Subordinated Loan Agreement (collectively, the “Second Lien Credit Facility Parties”). The Company will provide a limited guarantee of Kaspien ’s obligations under the Subordinated Loan.

Among other things, the Subordinated Loan Agreement limits the Loan Parties’ ability to incur additional indebtedness, create liens, make investments, make restricted payments or specified payments and merge or acquire assets.
 
The Subordinated Loan Agreement contains customary events of default, including, but not limited to, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties, covenant defaults, cross-defaults to other obligations, customary ERISA defaults, certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency, judgment defaults, the invalidity of liens on collateral, change in control, cessation of business or the liquidation of material assets of the Second Lien Credit Facility Parties taken as a whole and the occurrence of an uninsured loss to a material portion of collateral.
 
In conjunction with the Subordinated Debt Agreement, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 244,532 shares of Common Stock to the Related Party Entities (127,208 shares for Alimco, 23,401 shares for Kick-Start, and 93,923 shares for RJHDC), subject to adjustment in accordance with the terms of the Warrants, at an exercise price of $0.01 per share. As of July 30, 2022, 7,539 warrants remain outstanding.

The value of the warrants of $0.7 million was allocated against the principal proceeds of the Subordinated Debt Agreement, $0.2 million of which was unamortized as of July 30, 2022.

On March 2, 2022, the Loan Parties entered into that certain Amendment No. 2 to Subordinated Loan and Security Agreement (“Amendment No. 2”) the “Lenders and Collateral Agent. Pursuant to Amendment No. 2, among other things, Alimco Re Ltd. (the “Tranche B Lender”) made an additional $5,000,000 secured term loan (the “Additional Subordinated Loan”) with a scheduled maturity date of March 31, 2024, which is the same maturity date as the existing loans under the Subordinated Loan Agreement.

Interest on the Additional Subordinated Loan accrues, subject to certain terms and conditions under the Subordinated Loan Agreement, at the rate of fifteen percent (15.0%) per annum, compounded on the last day of each calendar quarter by becoming a part of the principal amount of the Additional Subordinated Loan.

The Additional Subordinated Loan is also secured by a second priority security interest in substantially all of the assets of the Loan Parties, including inventory, accounts receivable, cash and cash equivalents and certain other collateral of the borrowers and guarantors under the Subordinated Loan Agreement. The Company will provide a limited guarantee of Kaspien’s obligations under the Additional Subordinated Loan.

Among other things, the Subordinated Loan Agreement limits the Loan Parties’ ability to incur additional indebtedness, create liens, make investments, make restricted payments or specified payments and merge or acquire assets.

The Subordinated Loan Agreement contains customary events of default, including, but not limited to, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties, covenant defaults, cross-defaults to other obligations, customary ERISA defaults, certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency, judgment defaults, the invalidity of liens on collateral, change in control, cessation of business or the liquidation of material assets of the borrowers and guarantors thereunder taken as a whole and the occurrence of an uninsured loss to a material portion of collateral.

In conjunction with the Subordinated Debt Agreement, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to warrants to purchase up to 320,000 shares of common stock of the Company (subject to adjustment in accordance with the terms of the Warrants, the “Warrant Shares”) at an exercise price of $0.01 per share.  The Warrants are exercisable during the period commencing on March 2, 2022 and ending on the earlier of (a) 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the five (5)-year anniversary thereof, or if such day is not a business day on the next succeeding business day, or (b) the occurrence of certain consolidations, mergers or similar extraordinary events involving the Company. As of July 30, 2022, all of the warrants remain outstanding.
 
The value of the warrants of $1.6 million was allocated against the principal proceeds of the Subordinated Debt Agreement, of which $1.3 million was unamortized as of July 30, 2022. The value of the warrants was recognized as a discount based on the relative fair value of the consideration received, as an offset to APIC, which will be amortized over the life of the loan.
 
Paycheck Protection Program
On April 17, 2020, Kaspien received loan proceeds of $2.0 million (the “PPP Loan”) pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). On June 14, 2022, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) approved the Company’s application for forgiveness of the PPP Loan. The amount of the forgiveness was $1.9 million in principal and interest, which was the amount requested in the forgiveness application and was less than the original principal balance due of $2.0 million. Following the grant of forgiveness, an outstanding balance of $76,452 was paid during fiscal 2021.