Theratechnologies Announces Amendments to its Term Loan Facility With Affiliates of Marathon Asset Management
Amendments Allow Theratechnologies to Maintain Minimum Liquidity of US$15 Million up to and until October 31, 2023
This news release constitutes a “designated news release” for the purposes of the Company’s prospectus supplement dated December 16, 2021 to its short form base shelf prospectus dated December 14, 2021.
MONTREAL, July 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Theratechnologies Inc. (“Theratechnologies”, the “Company”, or “we”) (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THTX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies, today announced that it entered into an agreement with certain funds and accounts for which Marathon Asset Management, L.P. acts as investment manager (collectively, “Marathon”) to amend some of the terms and conditions of its credit agreement entered into in July 2022 (the “Credit Agreement”) to lower the minimum liquidity the Company must maintain at any time to US$15 million from US$20 million.
The amendments provide, inter alia, that the Company must hold this minimum amount of liquidity at all times up to and until October 31, 2023, and must comply with all of the other terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement. The Company is taking the necessary steps to ensure continued compliance with the liquidity covenant in the future.
Under the Credit Agreement, the Company was required to hold a minimum of US$20 million at all times in cash and other liquid investments. The terms and conditions related to the obligation to maintain a minimum amount of liquidity under the Credit Agreement have previously been amended and the last amendment was valid until July 28, 2023.
“This amendment entered into with Marathon will allow us to continue focusing on the growth of our business with the aim of achieving a positive adjusted EBITDA by the current fiscal year-end”, said Philippe Dubuc, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Theratechnologies.
Theratechnologies (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THTX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies addressing unmet medical needs. Further information about Theratechnologies is available on the Company's website at www.theratech.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. A copy of the Credit Agreement is available on both SEDAR and EDGAR at the addresses set forth above.
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Non-IFRS and Non-US GAAP Measure
The information presented in this press release includes a measure that is not determined in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) or U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, being the term “Adjusted EBITDA”. “Adjusted EBITDA” is used by the Company as an indicator of financial performance and is obtained by adding to net profit or loss, finance income and costs, depreciation and amortization, income taxes, share-based compensation from stock options, certain restructuring costs and certain write-downs (or related reversals) of inventories. “Adjusted EBITDA” excludes the effects of items that primarily reflect the impact of long-term investment and financing decisions rather than the results of day-to-day operations. The Company believes that this measure can be a useful indicator of its operational performance from one period to another. The Company uses this non-IFRS measure to make financial, strategic and operating decisions. Adjusted EBITDA is not a standardized financial measure under the financial reporting framework used to prepare the financial statements of the Company to which the measure relates and might not be comparable to similar financial measures disclosed by other issuers.
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