Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
September 27, 2017
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File Number
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
4300 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134
(408) 542-2500
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant’s principal executive offices)
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Item 1.01     Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On September 27, 2017, Harmonic Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Silicon Valley Bank (“Lender”). The Loan Agreement provides a secured revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $15.0 million at any time outstanding (the “Maximum Amount”), none of which was drawn at closing. Under the terms of the Loan Agreement, the principal amount of loans, plus the face amount of any outstanding Letters of Credit, at any time outstanding cannot exceed up to 85% of the Company’s eligible receivables (the “Borrowing Base Limit”). Prior to November 1, 2017, the Company may borrow up to $7.5 million in excess of the Borrowing Base Limit. Under the terms of the Loan Agreement, the Company may also request letters of credit from Lender (“Letters of Credit”). The proceeds of the loans under the Loan Agreement will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The Lender’s commitments under the Loan Agreement terminate, and all outstanding loans and accrued and unpaid interest are due and payable, on September 27, 2019. However, the commitments will terminate and all outstanding amounts will become due and payable on April 30, 2018 if the Company and Lender do not agree on the Adjusted EBITDA covenant requirements for specified periods by April 30, 2018, and on April 30, 2019 if the Company and Lender do not agree on the Adjusted EBITDA covenant requirements for specified periods by April 30, 2019.

Loans under the Loan Agreement will bear interest, at the Company’s option, and subject to certain conditions, at an annual rate of either a prime rate or a LIBOR rate (each as customarily defined), plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin for LIBOR rate advances is 2.25%. The applicable margin is 0.00% for prime rate advances when the Company is in compliance with the liquidity requirement of at least $20.0 million in the aggregate of consolidated cash plus availability under the Loan Agreement (the “Liquidity Requirement”) and 0.25% for prime rate advances when the Company is not in compliance with the Liquidity Requirement. The Company may not request LIBOR advances when it is not in compliance with the Liquidity Requirement. Interest on each advance is due and payable monthly and the principal balance is due at maturity.

Upon entry into the Loan Agreement, and at the one year anniversary of entering into the Loan Agreement, the Company must pay Lender a facility fee equal to $37,500. The Company is also required to pay on a quarterly basis a fee equal to 0.40% of any amounts undrawn under the Loan Agreement. Subject to certain exceptions, the Company must pay a termination fee equal to 1.00% of the Maximum Amount if it prepays all advances and terminates the Loan Agreement prior to the maturity date.

The Company’s obligations under the loan facility are secured by a security interest on substantially all of its assets, excluding intellectual property.

The Loan Agreement contains customary affirmative covenants and customary negative covenants limiting the Company’s ability and the ability of the Company’s subsidiaries, to, among other things, dispose of assets, undergo a change in control, merge or consolidate, make acquisitions, incur debt, incur liens, pay dividends, enter into affiliate transactions, repurchase stock and make investments, in each case subject to certain exceptions. The Company must also comply with financial covenants requiring it to maintain (i) a short-term asset to short-term liabilities ratio of at least 1.10 to 1.00 and (ii) minimum adjusted EBITDA, in the amounts and for the periods as set forth in the Loan Agreement. The Company must also maintain a minimum liquidity amount, comprised of unrestricted cash held at accounts with Lender plus proceeds available to be drawn under the Loan Agreement, equal to (i) at least $15.0 million at all times on or prior to October 31, 2017 and (ii) at least $10.0 million at all times on and after November 1, 2017.

The Loan Agreement also contains customary events of default including, among others, payment defaults, breaches of covenants defaults, a material adverse change default, bankruptcy and insolvency defaults, cross defaults with certain material indebtedness, judgment defaults, and inaccuracies of representations and warranties defaults. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance an event of default, Lender may declare all or a portion of the Company’s outstanding obligations to be immediately due and payable and exercise other rights and remedies provided for under the agreement. During the existence of an event of default, interest on the obligations could be increased to 5.0% above the prime rate.

Lender and/or its affiliates have from time to time provided and may in the future provide commercial banking and other banking and/or financial services to the Company and its affiliates, for which they received or may receive customary compensation and expense reimbursement.

Lender and the Company intend to use good faith efforts to establish a lending facility between Lender and Company’s Swiss subsidiary.

The foregoing description of the Loan Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Loan Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03     Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference into this Item 2.03.
Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits
Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of September 27, 2017, by and between Harmonic Inc. and Silicon Valley Bank.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 02, 2017
/s/ Sanjay Kalra
 Name: Sanjay Kalra
 Title: Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit No.