FRANKLIN, IN – (August 9, 2018) – IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (“IBC” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: IB; OTCQB: IAALF) announces that it has secured a renewal of its existing line of credit and term loan facility with BMO Harris Bank (”BMO”). The renewal allows the Company to immediately deploy recently raised funds to purchase and install new capital equipment and supply inventory, which the Company believes will help it expand production capacity, reduce costs, and provide a hedge against supply uncertainty as demand increases for various materials.
The Company’s capital equipment purchase plans include the acquisition of several production machines, robots, and additional processing tools in both its Copper Alloy and Engineered Materials divisions. The Company also intends to increase inventory by purchasing additional copper and other materials to allow for increased billet production, improve sales quote success rates, and to a provide a supply hedge. IBC also intends to increase maintenance stock in order to reduce risks of equipment down time.
The renewal of both the BMO line of credit and term loan facility extends the facility until February 28, 2019. Approximately $3 million is available to the Company under the line of credit, and the term loan has a maximum of approximately $1.2 million.
In separate news, the Company announced that its board of directors has approved the issuance of up to a total of 641,035 common shares at a deemed price per share of between $0.308 and $0.376 to its non-executive directors and certain employees and consultants in consideration of their service to the Company for the period from January 2017 through July 2018. The issuance of the shares is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The shares will be subject to a four month and one day hold period from the date of issuance.
Mark A. Smith, Geoffrey Hampson, Michael Jarvis, Simon Anderson, and Chief Executive Officer Duncan Heinz currently hold an aggregate of approximately 11.9% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company. Each issuance of common shares to General Heinz and the non-executive directors constitutes a “related party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) and TSXV Policy 5.9 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions. The Company is relying on the exemptions from the formal valuation and minority approval requirements contained in Sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101, on the basis that the fair market value of the transaction does not exceed 25% of the Company’s market capitalization.
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About IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
IBC is a leading beryllium and copper advanced alloys company serving a variety of industries such as defense, aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, precision manufacturing, and others. IBC’s Copper Alloys Division manufactures and distributes a variety of copper alloys as castings and forgings, including beryllium copper, chrome copper, and aluminum bronze. IBC’s Engineered Materials Division makes the Beralcast® family of alloys, which can be precision cast and are used in an increasing number of defense, aerospace, and other systems, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. IBC’s has production facilities in Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. The Company’s common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “IB” and the OTCQB under the symbol “IAALF”.
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