Ultralife Extends Credit Facility through June 2004

March 27, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Ultralife Batteries Inc. (Newark, NY) announced that its primary lending bank, Congress Financial Corp., has agreed to amend the company's $15 million credit facility that was first established in June 2000. The amendment, which was executed on March 25, 2003, extends the credit agreement through June 30, 2004, and provides for a release of accounts receivable at the company's UK subsidiary in order to allow that subsidiary to obtain its own revolving credit facility with a UK bank.

In addition, the amendment revises certain borrowing base formulas that are less restrictive in light of the recent order activity with the US military. The company's loan covenant has also been revised so that the minimum net worth requirement will change annually based on a portion of the company's earnings.

John Kavazanjian, president and chief executive officer of Ultralife Batteries, noted, "This credit facility has been an important part of financing the rapid growth of our business and we are pleased to extend our relationship with Congress Financial for another year."