LYNNFIELD, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2016) - American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) today announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc.'s primary lender, Iowa State Bank, an Algona, Iowa institution, has agreed to convert the Company's outstanding loan balance of $3 million into a ten-year term loan with monthly payments starting in December 2016 and provide a new $500,000 secured working capital line with an initial maturity of September 2017. In addition, Matt Van Steenwyk and Neil Braverman, two members of the Company's Board of Directors, have each agreed, severally and not jointly, to guaranty the payment of up to $1,750,000 of the obligations due under the credit facility. Specific details of this transaction can be found in the Company's Form 8-K, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission later today.
Chuck Coppa, American Power Group's Chief Financial Officer, stated, "The expansion and extension of our primary loan through 2026 once again demonstrates Iowa State Bank's continued support of our business plan and strategic direction. The implementation of the new credit facility provides us access to $900,000 of additional working capital not previously available." Mr. Coppa added, "The fact that Matt and Neil have each agreed to individually guaranty up to $1.75 million of our ISB obligations speaks volumes to their level of commitment to American Power Group and our industry leading efforts."
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group's CEO commented, "Being able to move a significant amount of our debt from short-term to long-term coupled with a new working capital line of credit are critical pieces of our business model in supporting the planned fiscal 2017 growth previously discussed in our most recent investor conference call. We greatly appreciate Iowa State Bank's continued support and cooperation in helping us become a leader in the dual fuel and flare capture and recovery businesses."
About American Power Group Corporation
American Power Group's subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. provides cost effective products and services that promote the economic and environmental benefits of our alternative fuel and emission reduction technologies. Our patented Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel Conversion Technology is a unique non-invasive software driven solution that converts existing vehicular and stationary diesel engines to run concurrently on diesel and various forms of natural gas including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, conditioned well-head/ditch gas or bio-methane gas with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation to avoid any natural gas range anxiety. Depending on the fuel source and operating profile, our EPA and CARB approved dual fuel conversions seamlessly displace 45% - 65% of diesel fuel with cleaner burning natural gas resulting in measurable reductions in nitrous oxides (NOx) and other diesel-related emissions. Through our Trident Associated Gas Capture and Recovery Technology, we provide oil and gas producers a flare capture service solution for associated gases produced at their remote and stranded well sites. These producers are under tightening regulatory pressure to capture and liquefy the flared gases at their remote and stranded well sites or face significant oil output reductions. With our proprietary Flare to Fuel™ process technology we can convert these captured gases into natural gas liquids ("NGL") which can be sold as heating fluids, emulsifiers, or be further processed by refiners. Given pending federal methane capture regulations, we anticipate our next generation NGL processing systems will have the capability to convert the residual flared methane into pipeline quality natural gas that can be sold for a variety of dedicated and dual fuel vehicular, stationary, industrial and household uses. See additional information at: www.americanpowergroupinc.com
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