VERNAL, Utah, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superior Drilling Products, Inc. (NYSE MKT:SDPI) ("SDPI" or the "Company"), a provider of drilling products for the oil, natural gas and mining services industries, announced today that on April 22, 2015, the original $12.5 million seller-carried promissory note for the acquisition of Hard Rock Solutions in 2014 (the "Hard Rock Note") has been restated and amended.
The Amended and Restated Hard Rock Note accrues interest from April 20, 2015 until May 29, 2015 at an adjustable rate per annum equal to the JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. annual prime rate as it had originally. From May 29, 2015 until maturity, the Amended and Restated Hard Rock Note will accrue interest at a fixed rate equal to 5.25% per annum.
Under the terms of the Amended and Restated Hard Rock Note, the Makers will pay five principal installments of $2.5 million plus accrued interest on May 29, 2015, January 15, 2016, July 15, 2016, January 16, 2017 and July 14, 2017. The Amended and Restated Hard Rock Note matures and is fully payable on July 14, 2017.
Chris Cashion, CFO of SDPI commented, "The restructuring of our loan agreement provides greater financial flexibility for us to continue to execute our strategic plan despite the challenging market conditions of the oil and gas industry. We continue to advance our efforts to develop and commercialize innovative drilling and completion tools and provide our customer cost-saving and productivity-enhancing solutions."
Also, on April 9, 2015 SDPI refinanced its $5.0 million note due August 15, 2015. Under the new agreement with American Bank of the North, the loan is now due August 18, 2018 has an interest rate of 5.25%. Payment on the loan will be made in 39 monthly principal plus interest payments of $39,317 plus a final payment of $4,256,355 in August 2018.
About Superior Drilling Products, Inc.
SDPI is an innovative, cutting-edge drilling tool technology company. The Company manufactures, repairs, sells and rents drilling tools. SDPI manufactures and markets drill string tools, including the patented Drill-N-Ream™ well bore conditioning tool, for the oil, natural gas and mining services industries. In addition, SDPI is a manufacturer and refurbisher of PDC (polycrystalline diamond compact) drill bits for a leading oil field services company. SDPI operates a state-of-the-art drill tool machining facility manufacturing for its customer's custom products and solutions for the drilling industry. The Company's strategy is to leverage its technological expertise in drill tool technology and innovative, precision machining to broaden its drill tool technology offerings for rent or sale, while establishing an effective sales and logistics infrastructure through which it can provide proprietary tools to exploration and production companies and drill rig operators. It also plans to grow its manufacturing operations by providing its oil field services customers with design, prototype development and manufacturing of their proprietary technologies.
Additional information about the Company can be found at its website: www.sdpi.com.
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