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NOTES PAYABLE AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS

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NOTES PAYABLE AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
NOTES PAYABLE AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS NOTES PAYABLE AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS
Secured Term Loan
Enhanced Capital Ohio Rural Fund, LLC
On February 28, 2019, Legacy PCT entered into a subordinated debt agreement with Enhanced Capital Ohio Rural Fund, LLC. The agreement provides for principal of $1.0 million with an interest rate of the U.S. Federal prime rate per annum.
As of September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance of the loan is $0. On October 7, 2020, upon the closing of the revenue bond offering, the full outstanding balance was paid off. Legacy PCT incurred $9 thousand and $29 thousand of interest cost during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively.
Promissory Notes
Koch Modular Process Systems Secured Promissory Note
On December 20, 2019, Legacy PCT entered into an agreement with Koch Modular Process Systems LLC (“KMPS”) to convert the current balance of Account Payable due to KMPS into a promissory note. Legacy PCT issued a Secured Promissory Note for a principal amount of $1.7 million with a maximum advance of funds up to $3.0 million. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, Legacy PCT converted $1.2 million of Accounts Payable into the note. The rate of interest on the loan balance is 21% per annum through the month of November 2019 and 24% per annum for December 2019 and thereafter.
As of September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance on the promissory note is $0. On October 7, 2020, upon the closing of the revenue bond offering, the full outstanding balance was paid off. Legacy PCT incurred $107 thousand and $342 thousand of interest cost during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively.
Denham-Blythe Company, Inc. Secured Promissory Note
On December 20, 2019, Legacy PCT and Denham-Blythe Company, Inc. (“DB”) entered into an agreement to convert the current balance of Account Payable due to DB into a promissory note. Legacy PCT issued a Secured Promissory Note for a principal amount of $2.0 million. The rate of interest on the loan balance is 24% per annum for December 2019 and thereafter with interest on the loan payable monthly.
As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance on the promissory note is $0. On October 7, 2020, upon the closing of the revenue bond offering, the full outstanding balance was paid off. Legacy PCT incurred $122 thousand and $365 thousand of interest cost during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively. As the promissory note was used to construct the Company’s property, plant and equipment, a portion of the interest cost incurred was capitalized within Property, Plant and Equipment.
Promissory Note to Related Party
Innventus Fund I, LP
On July 19, 2019, Legacy PCT entered into a Note and Warrant Financing agreement with Innventus Fund I, LP (now known as Innventus ESG Fund I L.P.) to obtain a $600 thousand loan and warrant financing. The Negotiable Promissory Note had a maturity date of October 21, 2019, and an interest rate of 1-month LIBOR plus 8.0%. The aggregate unpaid principal amount of the loan and all accrued and unpaid interest is due on the maturity date. Legacy PCT repaid the principal and all accrued and unpaid interest on February 5, 2020. Legacy PCT incurred $0 and $5 thousand of interest cost during three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively.
Auto Now Acceptance Company, LLC
On May 5, 2017, Legacy PCT entered into a revolving line of credit facility (the “Credit Agreement”) with Auto Now Acceptance Company, LLC (“Auto Now”), a related party.
On May 3, 2018, the Credit Agreement was amended and restated in its entirety and secured by a Security Agreement dated May 3, 2018. The credit facility was increased to $14.0 million, bearing interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 6.12% per annum, payable monthly. The maturity date was extended to August 15, 2018.
On July 31, 2018, the Credit Agreement was amended to extend the maturity date to February 15, 2019. Under the agreement, Auto Now’s advances of funds to Legacy PCT ceased on July 31, 2018.
On May 29, 2020, Legacy PCT executed a Second Amended and Restated the Security Agreement and entered into a Third Amended and Restated Promissory Note agreement to extend the financing on the loan from Auto Now. The agreement extended the maturity date of the loan to June 30, 2021 and adjusted the interest rate on the third amended loan agreement. The security interests include inventory, equipment, accounts receivables and all the Company’s assets. The interest rate within the amendment increased as follows:
The annual rate of the 1-month LIBOR in U.S. dollars plus 6.12% adjusted daily, from May 3, 2018 through May 18, 2020
12% per annum from May 19, 2020 through August 31, 2020
16% per annum from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
24% per annum from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021
As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the outstanding balance on the credit facility is $0. On December 21, 2020, Legacy PCT repaid the outstanding balance on the note. Legacy PCT incurred $413 thousand and $1.1 million of interest cost during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively. As the promissory note was used to construct the Company’s property, plant and equipment, a portion of the interest cost incurred was capitalized within Property, Plant and Equipment.
Advances from Related Parties
During 2019 and 2020, Legacy PCT received $746 thousand of funding and support services from Innventure1 LLC (formerly Innventure LLC) and Wasson Enterprises. On March 26, 2020, $375 thousand of the balance was repaid. The remaining balance of $371 thousand was assigned from Wasson Enterprise to Innventure LLC (Formerly WE-Innventure LLC).
Convertible Notes
On October 6, 2020, Legacy PCT entered into a Senior Notes Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with certain investors. The Agreement provides for the issuance of Senior Convertible Notes (the “Notes” or “Convertible Notes”), which have an interest rate of 5.875% and mature on October 15, 2022 (the “Maturity Date”) and are subject to a six-month maturity extension at the Company’s option with respect to 50% of the then outstanding Notes on a pro rata basis, unless repurchased or converted prior to such date (“Maturity Date Extension”). The initial closing took place on the date of the Indenture on October 7, 2020 (the “First Closing”), upon which $48.0 million in aggregate principal of Notes were issued to the Investors (“the Magnetar Investors”). The Agreement also includes an obligation for the Company to issue and sell, and for each of the Magnetar Investors to purchase, Notes in the principal amount of $12.0 million within 45 days after the Company enters into the Merger Agreement as defined in Note 1 (“Second Closing Obligation”). On December 29, 2020, the remaining Notes were purchased in accordance with the Agreement. On April 15, 2021, the first interest payment of $1.7 million was paid entirely in kind, which increased the principal amount of the Notes by $1.7 million (“PIK Interest”). The Notes are convertible through the Maturity Date at the option of the holder. Following the consummation of the Business Combination, however, each holder was required to agree not to convert its Notes (except in connection with a Change of Control or Fundamental Change (each as defined in the Indenture) for a period not to exceed one hundred eighty (180)
days following the consummation of the Business Combination, or September 13, 2021). As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, none of the Notes were converted into shares of common stock. The Notes are recorded within notes payable in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. As the Notes were used to construct the Company’s property, plant and equipment, a portion of the interest costs incurred were capitalized within property, plant and equipment.
The following provides a summary of the interest expense of PCT’s convertible debt instruments (in thousands):
Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Contractual interest expense $ 906  $ —  $ 2,689  $ — 
Amortization of deferred financing costs 466  —  1,546  — 
Effective interest rate 9.0  % —  % 9.0  % —  %
The following provides a summary of the convertible notes (in thousands):
As of
September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
Unamortized deferred issuance costs $ 2,010  $ 3,288 
Net carrying amount 59,670  56,712 
Fair value $ 123,332  $ 123,532 
Fair value level Level 3 Level 3
As of September 30, 2021, as a result of the Business Combination, the conversion price of the notes changed to the quotient of (A) $1,000 and (B) the SPAC transaction PIPE valuation; provided that if the Equity Value of the Company in connection with the SPAC Transaction is greater than $775.0 million, the conversion rate shall equal the product of (1) the amount that would otherwise be calculated pursuant to this clause set forth above and (2) a fraction equal to the Equity Value of the Company divided by $775.0 million (as such terms are defined in the indenture governing the Notes). The conversion price is $6.93 for potential conversion of the Notes outstanding as of September 30, 2021 into approximately 8.9 million shares of common stock.
As of December 31, 2020 the conversion price of the Notes was the quotient of $1,000 and the quotient of (A) 80% of the Adjusted Equity Value of the Company as determined based upon the sale of approximately 684 thousand Legacy PCT Class A Units at $87.69 per unit (the “November Investment”) and (B) the number of outstanding shares of Capital Stock of the Company on a Fully-Diluted Basis immediately prior to the November Investment (as such terms are defined in the indenture governing the Notes).
Revenue Bonds
On October 7, 2020, the Southern Ohio Port Authority (“SOPA”) issued certain revenue bonds (“Bonds” or “Revenue Bonds”) and loaned the proceeds from their sale to PureCycle: Ohio LLC, an Ohio limited liability company (“PCO”), pursuant to a loan agreement dated as of October 1, 2020 between SOPA and PCO (“Loan Agreement”), to be used to (i) acquire, construct and equip the Ohio Phase II Facility; (ii) fund a debt service reserve fund for the Exempt Facility Revenue Bonds (PureCycle Project), Tax-Exempt Series 2020A Bonds (“Series 2020A Bonds”); (iii) finance capitalized interest; and (iv) pay the costs of issuing the Bonds. The Bonds were offered in three series, including (i) Tax-Exempt Series 2020A Bonds; (ii) Subordinate Exempt Facility Revenue Bonds (PureCycle Project), Tax-Exempt Series 2020B (“Series 2020B Bonds”); and (iii) Subordinated Exempt Facility Revenue Bonds (PureCycle Project), Taxable Series 2020C (“Series 2020C Bonds”), each series in the aggregate principal amount, bearing interest and maturing as shown in the table below. The Series 2020A Bonds were issued at a total discount of $5.5 million. The discount is amortized over the term of the Bonds using the effective interest method. The purchase price of the
Bonds was paid and immediately available to SOPA on October 7, 2020, the date of delivery of the Bonds to their original purchaser. PureCycle is not a direct obligor on the Bonds and is not a party to the Loan Agreement or the indenture of trust dated as of October 1, 2020 (“Indenture”), between SOPA and UMB Bank, N.A as trustee (“Trustee”), pursuant to which the Bonds have been issued. Legacy PCT has executed a guaranty of completion dated as of October 7, 2020 (“Completion Guaranty”), with respect to the full and complete performance by PCO of PCO’s obligations with respect to construction and completion of the Project, including construction by the Completion Date, free and clear of any liens (other than permitted liens), and the payment of all Project costs incurred prior to completion of the Project, and all claims, liabilities, losses and damages owed by PCO to each counterparty under the Project Documents (as such terms are defined in the Indenture). In addition, pursuant to the Guaranty, PureCycle is obligated to fund and maintain a liquidity reserve for the Project during the term of the Guaranty in the amount of $50.0 million to be held in an escrow account with U.S. Bank National Association, as escrow agent (“Liquidity Reserve”). Pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement PCO executed promissory notes, one in the aggregate principal amount of each series of Bonds, in favor of SOPA, which were assigned to the Trustee on October 7, 2020.
(in thousands)
Bond Series Term Principal Amount Interest Rate Maturity Date
2020A A1 $ 12,370  6.25  % December 1, 2025
2020A A2 $ 38,700  6.50  % December 1, 2030
2020A A3 $ 168,480  7.00  % December 1, 2042
2020B B1 $ 10,000  10.00  % December 1, 2025
2020B B2 $ 10,000  10.00  % December 1, 2027
2020C C1 $ 10,000  13.00  % December 1, 2027
The proceeds of the Bonds and certain equity contributions have been placed in various trust funds and non-interest-bearing accounts established and administered by the Trustee under the Indenture. Before each disbursement of amounts in the Project Fund held by the Trustee under the Indenture, PCO is required to submit to the Trustee a requisition for funds to be disbursed outlining the specified purpose of the disbursement and substantiating the expenditure. In addition, 100% of revenue attributable to the production of the Ohio Phase II Facility must be deposited into an operating revenue escrow fund held by U.S. Bank National Association, as escrow agent. Funds in the trust accounts and operating revenue escrow account will be disbursed by the Trustee when certain conditions are met, and will be used to pay costs and expenditures related to the development of the Ohio Phase II Facility, make required interest and principal payments (including sinking fund redemption amounts) and any premium, in certain circumstances required under the Indenture, to redeem the Bonds.
As conditions for closing the Bonds, Legacy PCT contributed $60.0 million in equity at closing and PureCycle and certain affiliates contributed an additional $40.0 million in equity upon the Closing of the Business Combination. PureCycle provided the Liquidity Reserve for the Ohio Phase II Facility construction of $50.0 million and deposited the amount upon the Closing of the Business Combination. In addition, PureCycle must maintain at least $75.0 million of cash on its balance sheet as of July 31, 2021 and $100.0 million of cash on its balance sheet as of January 31, 2022, in each case, including the Liquidity Reserve. The Company has met this requirement as of July 31, 2021.
The Bonds are recorded within Bonds payable in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The Company incurred $4.8 million and $0 of interest cost during the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $14.4 million and $0 of interest cost during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. As the Bond proceeds will be used to construct the Company’s property, plant and equipment, the interest costs related to the tax-exempt portion of the Revenue Bonds have been capitalized within Property, Plant and Equipment. The Company capitalized $4.3 million and $0 of interest cost during the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $12.8 million and $0 of interest cost during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Management believes the fair value of the Revenue Bonds is not materially different than the carrying amount.
In connection with its obligations under that certain Security Agreement dated as of October 7, 2020, between PCO, as debtor, and the Trustee, as secured party, entered into when the Bonds were issued (the “Security Agreement”), PCO must deliver consent and agreements (“Consents”) to the Trustee with respect to each agreement entered into in connection with the Project, each of which agreements is required under the Loan Agreement to be assigned to the Trustee. The forms of the Consents relating to a certain feedstock supply agreement from one supplier of feedstock to the Project (the “Supplier”) and from two purchasers of offtake from the Project (“Offtaker 2” and “Offtaker 3” and together with the Supplier, the “Counterparties”) delivered to the Trustee contained terms inconsistent with the form of the Consent required under the Security Agreement. On May 11, 2021, the Guaranty was amended and restated in an amended and restated guaranty of completion (the “ARG”) executed by PureCycle and delivered to the Trustee, which broadens the purposes for which draws by the Trustee on the Liquidity Reserve may be utilized, extends the period during which the Liquidity Reserve must be maintained, includes conditions that would permit a reduction in the amount of the Liquidity Reserve required to be maintained by PureCycle, and includes conditions precedent to the elimination of the requirement that PureCycle replenish the Liquidity Reserve and to the termination of the ARG and the escrow agreement under which the Liquidity Reserve is held by the escrow agent (the “Escrow Agreement”), upon which termination, the balance of the Liquidity Reserve will be returned to PureCycle. So long as there are any Series 2020A Bonds outstanding under the Indenture, the ARG and the Escrow Agreement will remain in place upon the conditions stated in the ARG. The terms of the ARG are summarized as follows: The Liquidity Reserve shall be maintained in the amount of $50.0 million, subject to replenishment by PureCycle until certain conditions stated in the ARG relating to the following have been met: (i) the completion of construction and acquisition of the Project, (ii) the payment of all Project costs, and (iii) the replacement of the assigned agreements of the Counterparties underlying the Consents which have expired or terminated, with one or more agreements between counterparties and PCO upon terms at least as favorable to PCO as the expired or terminated agreements of the Counterparties, (a) for which a Consent that conforms to the form of Consent required by the Security Agreement is executed by the counterparties and provided to the Trustee, (b) which, in the case of supply of feedstock to the Project, provide in the aggregate for the supply of at least the minimum and maximum volumes of feedstock meeting substantially similar feedstock specifications as the Supplier had committed to supply, and (c) which, in the case of purchase of offtake from the Project, provide in the aggregate for the purchase of the minimum and maximum volumes of offtake from the Project meeting substantially similar specifications as Offtaker 2 and Offtaker 3 had committed to purchase from PCO. When the conditions stated in (i), (ii) and (iii) above have been satisfied but so long as there are Series 2020A Bonds outstanding under the Indenture, the Escrow Agreement shall remain in place but the Liquidity Reserve amount shall be reduced to $25 million and PureCycle shall no longer be required to replenish the amount of the reduced Liquidity Reserve if and when disbursements are made therefrom. If the conditions of (i) and (ii) have been met but only a portion of the feedstock and offtake contracted for by the Counterparties, respectively, has been replaced under replacement agreements as aforesaid in (iii) above, then the Liquidity Reserve amount may be reduced only by the applicable proportion of the amounts stated in the ARG which evidence the intent of the parties of the amount of value representing the supply or offtake of the agreements of the Counterparties. When the conditions precedent of (i), (ii), and (iii) have been satisfied and there are no longer any Series 2020A Bonds then outstanding, then PureCycle shall have no obligation to maintain the reduced Liquidity Reserve, the ARG and the Escrow Agreement shall terminate and the balance on deposit in the Liquidity Reserve escrow fund held by the escrow agent shall be returned to PureCycle.

So long as any Series 2020A Bonds remain outstanding under the Indenture, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement or Indenture, if the Trustee takes control of the Liquidity Reserve held by the escrow agent, such funds may be used for any purpose, including the payment of debt service on the Series 2020A Bonds, as may be determined by the Trustee or directed by a majority of the holders of the Series 2020A Bonds then outstanding.
Paycheck Protection Program
On May 4, 2020, Legacy PCT entered into a Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program”, or “PPP loan”) Term Note with PNC Bank to obtain principal of approximately $314 thousand (the “Term Note”). This Term Note was issued pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s (the “CARES Act”) (P.L. 116-136) Paycheck Protection Program. During the period from May 4, 2020 until the forgiveness amount was known, (“Deferral Period”), interest on the outstanding principal balance accrued at the fixed rate of 1% per annum, but neither principal nor interest was due during the Deferral Period. Legacy PCT applied for loan forgiveness as of
December 31, 2020, and forgiveness was granted for the full outstanding principal balance of $314 thousand on April 9, 2021.The outstanding balance on the loan is approximately $0 and $314 thousand as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, with $0 and $122 thousand recorded as Notes payable – current and $0 and $192 thousand recorded as Notes payable in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.