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NOTES PAYABLE AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
NOTES PAYABLE AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS NOTES PAYABLE AND DEBT INSTRUMENTS
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”). 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. The first and second interest payments of $1.7 million and $1.8 million, respectively, were due on April 15, 2021 and October 15, 2021, respectively, and were paid entirely in kind, which increased the principal amount of the Notes by $3.5 million (“PIK Interest”). The Notes were convertible through the Maturity Date at the option of the holder. During the fourth quarter of 2021, the entire $63.5 million principal balance of the Notes was converted into 9.2 million shares of common stock. The conversion increased common stock and Additional paid-in capital by $61.8 million, which represents the converted principal $63.5 million and forfeited interest of $0.1 million, offset by remaining capitalized issuance costs of $1.8 million.
The following provides a summary of the interest expense of PCT’s convertible debt instruments (in thousands):
Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Contractual interest expense $ —  $ 902  $ —  $ 1,783 
Amortization of deferred financing costs —  439  —  1,080 
Effective interest rate —  % 9.0  % —  % 9.0  %
Revenue Bonds
On October 7, 2020, the Southern Ohio Port Authority (“SOPA”) issued certain revenue bonds (“Bonds” or “Revenue Bonds”) pursuant to an Indenture of Trust dated as of October 1, 2020 (“Indenture”), between SOPA and UMB Bank, N.A., as trustee (“Trustee”), 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 Ironton 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) Series 2020A Bonds; (ii) Subordinate Exempt Facility Revenue Bonds (PureCycle Project), Tax-Exempt Series 2020B; and (iii) Subordinate Exempt Facility Revenue Bonds (PureCycle Project), Taxable Series 2020C.
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 Ironton Facility must be deposited into an operating revenue escrow fund held by U.S. Bank Trust Company, 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 Ironton Facility, make required interest and principal payments (including sinking fund redemption amounts) and pay any premium, in certain circumstances required under the Indenture, to redeem the Bonds.
At closing of the Bonds, Legacy PCT contributed $60.0 million in equity and executed a Guaranty of Completion dated as of October 1, 2020 (“Guaranty”) and PureCycle and certain affiliates contributed an additional $40.0 million in equity upon the Closing of the Business Combination. Under the Guaranty, PureCycle funded a $50.0 million liquidity reserve for the Ironton Facility (“Liquidity Reserve”) and deposited that amount upon the Closing of the
Business Combination in an escrow account held by U.S. Bank Trust Company, National Association, as escrow agent. In addition, the Guaranty requires that PureCycle 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 met these requirements and continues to maintain that cash balance at June 30, 2022. The Guaranty was amended and restated in May 2021 (“ARG”) to include a requirement, among others, that PureCycle replenish the Liquidity Reserve at the level of $50.0 million until completion of the Ironton Facility and the payment of all Project costs and until conditions relating to certain supply and offtake agreements have been met. Thereafter, the Liquidity Reserve amount will be reduced as provided in the ARG and PureCycle will not be required to replenish the reduced Liquidity Reserve. When all conditions to reducing the Liquidity Reserve to $25.0 million have been met, the reduced Liquidity Reserve without the obligation of replenishment will remain in place so long as any Series 2020A Bonds remain outstanding under the Indenture.The Bonds are recorded within Bonds payable in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The Company incurred $4.9 million and $4.8 million of interest cost during the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and $9.7 million and $9.6 million of interest cost during the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, 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 $4.2 million and $4.2 million of interest cost during the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and $8.5 million and $8.5 million of interest cost during the six months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021. Management believes the fair value of the Revenue Bonds is not materially different than the carrying amount.