Goodfood Reaches Agreement with Lending Syndicate for New Credit Facilities
MONTREAL, Dec. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Goodfood Market Corp. (“Goodfood” or “the Company”) (TSX: FOOD), a leading Canadian online meal solutions company, today confirmed that, further to its previously announced negotiation with its lenders, it has reached an agreement for an amended and restated credit agreement with its existing syndicate providing bank financing totalling approximately $10 million. The facilities include a $5 million term loan, a $2.5 million revolving credit facility, and $2 million in additional short-term financing and come to maturity in November 2023.
Goodfood intends to use the facilities mainly to refinance its existing credit facilities, for working capital purposes and for capital expenditures. The facilities feature updated financial conditions, including cash and financing related covenants. As such, Goodfood is no longer in breach of covenants.
“We are very satisfied to have worked closely with our lending group and to have established credit facilities that continue to support our strategic efforts to achieve profitability in the first half of this fiscal year while exiting the tolerance agreement entered into during the summer. Combined with our cash balance and our continued cash flow and profitability improvements, the credit facilities will provide flexibility to help propel Goodfood into profitable growth in the coming quarters,” said Jonathan Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer of Goodfood. “As we complete the execution of Project Blue Ocean, we are very pleased to count on the support of our lending partners on our way to returning to future profitability and growth,” concluded Mr. Ferrari.
Goodfood (TSX: FOOD) is a leading digitally native meal solutions brand in Canada, delivering fresh meals and add-ons that make it easy for customers from across Canada to enjoy delicious meals at home every day. The Goodfood team is building Canada’s most loved millennial food brand, with the mission to create experiences that spark joy and help our community live longer on a healthier planet. Goodfood customers have access to uniquely fresh and delicious products, as well as exclusive pricing, made possible by its world class culinary team and direct-to-consumer infrastructures and technology. We are passionate about connecting our partner farms and suppliers to our customers’ kitchens while eliminating food waste and costly retail overhead. The Company’s administrative offices are based in Montreal, Québec, with production facilities located in the provinces of Quebec and Alberta.
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