Orbite Technologies Inc.
TSX : ORT
OTCQX : EORBF

Orbite Technologies Inc.

May 05, 2016 07:30 ET

Orbite Closes First $4.9 Million Financing from Investissement Quebec

MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) - Orbite Technologies Inc. (TSX:ORT)(OTCQX:EORBF) ("Orbite" or the "Company") today announced that, further to its press release issued on April 27, 2016, Investissement Québec has concluded with Orbite a $4.9 million bridge loan collateralized against the Company's investment tax credits receivable ("ITC") for the 2016 financial year which are expected to total $6.5 million. A first installment of $2.3 million has been received to date, while the balance of the loan will be disbursed as the capital expenditures underlying the ITCs are expended by the Company.

The bridge loan bears interest at a rate of 3.5% over the prevailing prime lending rate, which currently stands at 2.7%, payable monthly, is collateralized against the Company's ITC receivables for the 2016 financial year and is repayable upon receipt by the Company of the 2016 ITC payments from tax authorities, but not later than July 23, 2018. The loan is also subject to other customary terms and conditions.

"This is the first of three tranches of the $15 million financing we announced last week, allowing us to reaccelerate activities at our HPA plant towards completion of the facility," stated Glenn Kelly, CEO of Orbite. "We anticipate closing of the two other $5 million tranches in the coming weeks, following which we will provide an update on our schedule towards commencement of commercial production."

About Orbite

Orbite Technologies Inc. is a Canadian cleantech company whose innovative and proprietary processes are expected to produce alumina and other high-value products, such as rare earth and rare metal oxides, at one of the lowest costs in the industry, and in a sustainable fashion, using feedstocks that include aluminous clay, kaolin, nepheline, bauxite, red mud, fly ash as well as serpentine residues from chrysotile processing sites. Orbite is currently in the process of commercializing its first HPA Plant in Cap-Chat. The Company's portfolio contains 16 intellectual property families, including 32 patents and 101 pending patent applications in 11 different countries and regions. The first intellectual property family is patented in Canada, USA, Australia, China, Japan and Russia. The Company also operates a state of the art technology development center in Laval, Québec, where its technologies are developed and validated.

Forward-looking statements

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The Company does not intend, nor does it undertake, any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements contained in this document to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.

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