Nordex Explosives Ltd.

Nordex Explosives Ltd.

August 27, 2015 09:27 ET

Nordex Explosives Ltd. Announces Loan Financing

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 27, 2015) - NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. ("Nordex" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NXX) is pleased to announce it has entered into an unsecured loan agreement (the "Loan") with NIL Funding Corporation ("NIL"), an affiliate of The Article 6 Marital Trust (the "Marital Trust") created under the First Amended and Restated Jerry Zucker Revocable Trust dated 4-2-07, effective August 26, 2015. NIL is, by virtue of being an affiliate of the Marital Trust, an insider of Nordex as it currently holds approximately 14.34% of the outstanding securities of Nordex.

The Loan is in the principal amount of Cdn$2,000,000, it matures on August 26, 2017 (the "Maturity Date") and pays interest at the rate of 15% per annum. Nordex must make monthly principal payments of $40,000, plus accrued interest, beginning October 1, 2015. All then-outstanding principal and accrued but unpaid interest will be due and payable on the Maturity Date. Nordex will pay an origination fee of $40,000 to NIL in connection with the Loan, and has covenanted not to incur additional indebtedness, other than pursuant to existing credit facilities, without prior approval. Nordex has the right to prepay all or any part of the Loan before the Maturity Date at any time without penalty.

The Corporation and NIL will not proceed with the convertible debenture financing announced by the Corporation on July 13, 2015, and have entered into the Loan agreement in replacement thereof. The Corporation intends to use the net proceeds of the Loan for repayment of existing debt including repayment of $1,000,000 plus accrued interest advanced to Nordex by NIL on May 14, 2015 and for working capital.

About Nordex Explosives

Nordex Explosives Ltd. is a Canadian based manufacturer and distributor of explosives for the mining, quarry and construction industries since 1970. Its manufacturing operations and distribution centre is strategically located in one of the world's largest mining regions near Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Nordex is the exclusive supplier of the "Buttbuster" perimeter control explosive products in Canada. Additional information can be found at:

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