HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / April 13, 2021 / Stabilis Solutions, Inc. ("Stabilis" or the "Company") (OTCQX:SLNG), a leading provider of energy transition services including hydrogen and liquified natural gas ("LNG") fueling solutions, today announced that it has secured a $10 million credit facility that will be used to support the Company's working capital requirements. The credit facility is being provided by Ameristate Bank in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ("USDA") Business & Industry Loan Program. Ark-La-Tex Financial Consultants, L.L.C. acted as broker and consultant on the transaction.
"I am pleased to announce the closing of this credit facility that will help Stabilis fund the working capital we need to accelerate our growth," said Jim Reddinger, Stabilis' President and Chief Executive Officer. "As the energy transition accelerates, we see significant growth opportunities ahead of us and we appreciate the support of our partners in this transaction."
The credit facility has a 10-year term and allows Stabilis to draw a principal amount of up to $10 million during the first 3 years of the agreement. The note is interest bearing only for the first three years and fully amortizing beginning in the fourth year. The note bears a fixed interest rate of 5.75% through April 8, 2026 and U.S. Prime Rate plus 2.5% thereafter. The note is secured by a portion of Stabilis' cryogenic rolling stock.
Joe Geisler, Vice President of Ameristate Bank, commented: "We are pleased to partner with Stabilis and the USDA on this strategic financing. Stabilis' role in providing cleaner fuel solutions for the ongoing energy transition positions them well for continued growth and profitability and demonstrates Ameristate's commitment to providing creative financing solutions for its customers."
Stabilis Solutions, Inc. is a vertically integrated energy transition company that provides clean energy solutions to our customers. Our solutions include small-scale liquefied natural gas ("LNG") production, distribution and fueling services to multiple end markets in North America. Stabilis also provides hydrogen fueling services to its customers. Stabilis has safely delivered over 250 million gallons of LNG through more than 25,000 truck deliveries during its 16-year operating history in the LNG industry, which we believe makes us one of the largest and most experienced small-scale LNG providers in North America. Stabilis' customers use LNG and hydrogen as a fuel sources in a variety of applications in the industrial, energy, mining, utilities and pipelines, commercial, and high horsepower transportation markets. Stabilis' customers use LNG and hydrogen as alternatives to traditional fuel sources, such as distillate fuel oil and propane, to lower fuel costs and reduce harmful environmental emissions. Stabilis' customers also use LNG as a "virtual pipeline" solution when natural gas pipelines are not available or volumes are curtailed. To learn more, visit www.stabilis-solutions.com.
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Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE: Stabilis Solutions