SOURCE: RiceBran Technologies

RiceBran Technologies

May 29, 2013 08:00 ET

RiceBran Technologies™ Signs $8 Million Revolving Credit Facility With TCA Global Credit Master Fund

Initial Draw of $1.4 Million Supports Operating Needs in US and Brazil

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - RiceBran Technologies (OTCQB: RIBT), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, announced today that it has signed an $8 million revolving credit facility with TCA Global Credit Master Fund ("TCA") to provide operating capital to support growth in the Company's USA and Brazil Segments.

An initial draw of $1.4 million under the facility was used to provide working capital for the Company's USA Segment and to fund an increase in capital at Nutra S.A./Irgovel, the Company's Pelotas, Brazil based rice bran bio-refinery. Additional draws under the facility are subject to continuing compliance with the terms of the revolving credit facility and to meeting additional conditions at the time of each future draw request.

W. John Short, CEO & President, commented: "We are pleased to have started a borrowing relationship with TCA Global Credit Master Fund. When traditional funding sources for small and microcap companies disappeared in the wake of the 2008/2009 financial crisis, TCA stepped in to provide an alternative. This revolving credit facility provides working capital necessary to grow our business with minimal dilution."

"In addition to thanking the team at TCA, I also want to thank our investors at Hillair Capital and the holders of our Subordinated Convertible Secured Notes, all of whom worked with us to complete the transaction with TCA on a timely basis."

For additional information on this financing and related transactions please refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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About RiceBran Technologies
RiceBran Technologies is a human food ingredient and animal nutrition company focused on the procurement, bio-refining and marketing of numerous products derived from rice bran. RiceBran Technologies has proprietary and patented intellectual property that allows us to convert rice bran, one of the world's most underutilized food sources, into a number of highly nutritious human food ingredient and animal nutrition products. Our target markets are human food ingredients and animal nutrition manufacturers and retailers, as well as natural food, functional food and nutraceutical supplement manufacturers and retailers, both domestically and internationally. More information can be found in the Company's filings with the SEC and by visiting our website at