Daily News: February 6, 2014

IBC Provides Greystone Facility


Greystone Logistics announced that the company and Greystone Manufacturing L.L.C. (GSM), a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, entered into a loan agreement on January 31, 2014 with International Bank of Commerce (IBC) in which IBC will provide the company and GSM with a revolving line of credit of up to $2.5 million and term loan of $9.2 million. The exact amount which can be borrowed under the revolving line of credit from time to time depends upon the amount of the borrowing base, but can in no event exceed $2.5 million.

The revolving line of credit bears interest at the higher per annum rate of the New York Prime Rate, plus 0.5%, and 4.0%. The borrowers are required to pay all interest accrued on the outstanding principal balance of the revolving line of credit on February 28, 2014, and continuing on the last day of each month thereafter until January 31, 2016. The borrowers are required to pay the outstanding principal balance of the revolving line of credit on January 31, 2016. Any principal on the revolving line of credit that is prepaid by the borrowers may be reborrowed by the borrowers.

The term loan bears interest at 4.5% per annum. The borrowers are required to make equal payments of principal and interest in an amount sufficient to amortize the principal balance of the term loan over five years, commencing on February 28, 2014, and continuing on the last day of each month thereafter until January 31, 2019.

The revolving line of credit will be used for general working capital purposes. The term loan was used to repay the borrowers’ obligations to The F&M Bank & Trust Company to pay preferred dividends and to finance the acquisition of certain equipment.

Bill Rahhal, CFO of the company, stated that the two new loans provided necessary capital to support the company’s current and future growth as well as improving the capitalization of the Company’s debt. Bill Rahhal also stated, “We are very excited about the new relationship with IBC Bank and look forward to working with them.”

Greystone Logistics is a manufacturing and leasing company that designs, manufactures, sells and leases plastic pallets that provide logistical solutions needed by a wide range of industries, such as the food and beverage, automotive, chemical, and pharmaceutical and consumer product industries.