NORTH YORK, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec 23, 2013) - ZTEST Electronics Inc. ("ZTEST" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:ZTE) wishes to announce that it has agreed in principal to the terms of a loan (the "Loan Agreement") with two (2) non-arm's length lenders (the "Lenders") and its wholly owned subsidiary Permatech Electronics Corporation ("Permatech") pursuant to which the Lenders will advance $200,000 (the "Equipment Term Loan") to Permatech for the purchase of a Siemens SIPLACE POE S27 pick and place unit with accessories. The Equipment Term Loan will have a term expiring on October 31, 2017, will be unsecured, will be repayable as to interest only at the floating rate of TD Canada Trust prime plus 6% (the "Interest Rate") until October 31, 2014 and thereafter in blended monthly payments of principal and interest (at the Interest Rate) amortized over three (3) years with the last payment due on October 31, 2017. The Equipment Term Loan will be fully open and repayable at any time after October 31, 2014 without penalty or bonus. As partial consideration for advancing the Equipment Term Loan, ZTEST has agreed to grant to the Lenders 400,000 bonus warrants (the "Bonus Warrants"). The Bonus Warrants entitle the Lenders to acquire one (1) common share of ZTEST at a price of $0.10 per share until October 31, 2017. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. The securities will be legended and restricted from trading until at least May 10, 2014. This transaction is scheduled to close on January 10, 2014.
One of the lenders is a corporation controlled by Joanna Drzazga, the wife of ZTEST's CEO Ted Drzazga. The other is the CFO of ZTEST, Mike Kindy. The grant of Bonus Warrants to insiders is exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 ("MI 61-101") by virtue of the exemptions contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1) (a) of MI 61-101 in that the fair market value of the consideration for the securities of the Company to be issued to the insiders does not exceed 25% of its market capitalization.
About ZTEST Electronics Inc.
ZTEST Electronics Inc., thru its wholly owned subsidiary Permatech Electronics Corp. ("Permatech"), offers Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) to a wide range of customers. Permatech's offering includes Materials Management, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Assembly, Testing and Design services. Permatech operates from a 20,000 square foot, ISO 9001:2008 certified facility in North York, Ontario, Canada. The Company serves customers in the Medical, Power, Computer, Telecommunication, Wireless, Industrial and Consumer Electronics markets requiring high quality, quick-turn, small and medium size production runs.
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