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Avcorp obtains additional working capital funding

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Avcorp Industries Inc. (TSX: AVP) (the "Company", "Corporation", "Avcorp" or the "Avcorp Group") announces the closing of a non-revolving term loan agreement ("loan") with Panta Canada B.V. ("Panta") in the principal amount of USD$3,500,000 effective September 24, 2018.

Panta Canada B.V. is Avcorp's majority shareholder owning approximately 68.6% of the issued and outstanding common shares. Panta Canada B.V. is wholly owned by Panta Holdings B.V. Both companies are incorporated in The Netherlands and Mr. Jaap Rosen Jacobson, a director of Avcorp, is the sole shareholder of Panta Holdings B.V.

The loan is subordinated to existing security agreements and bears interest at the aggregate rate of interest, expressed as an annual rate, of the U.S. Base Rate of Royal Bank of Canada ("RBUSBR") plus a margin of 5.375% per annum.

The maturity date of the loan is the earlier of: (i) the date upon which, for any reason, the outstanding principal balance of the operating credit facility established under the Senior Loan Agreement becomes due and owing; (ii) June 30, 2020; and (iii) the date on which there is an acceleration of the loan as a result of an occurrence of an uncured event of default.

Upon the happening of any event of default, Panta may at its option: (i) declare that the indebtedness has become immediately due and payable; and (ii) declare that the indebtedness has become immediately due and payable and elect to convert all or part of the indebtedness into common shares of Avcorp at an exercise price equivalent to the then market price at the time of conversion which shall not exceed $0.15 per common share.

About Avcorp

The Avcorp Group designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the world's leading aircraft companies, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin and Subaru Corporation.  The Avcorp Group has more than 60 years of experience, over 700 skilled employees and 636,000 square feet of facilities. Avcorp Structures & Integration located in Delta British Columbia, Canada is dedicated to metallic and composite aerostructures assembly and integration; Avcorp Engineered Composites located in Burlington Ontario, Canada is dedicated to design and manufacture of composite aerostructures, and Avcorp Composite Fabrication located in Gardena California, USA has advanced composite aerostructures fabrication capabilities for composite aerostructures. The Avcorp Group offers integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower-cost, light‑weight, strong, reliable structures.  Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd., at our Burlington, Ontario, Canada location also provides aircraft operators with aircraft structural component repair services for commercial aircraft. 

Avcorp Composite Fabrication Inc. is wholly owned by Avcorp US Holdings Inc.  Both companies are incorporated in the State of Delaware, USA, and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Avcorp Industries Inc.

Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd., incorporated in the Province of Ontario, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avcorp Industries Inc.

Avcorp Industries Inc. is a federally incorporated reporting company in Canada and traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:AVP).


Forward-Looking Statements

This release should be read in conjunction with the Company's unaudited financial statements contained in the Company's Annual Report and with the quarterly financial statements and accompanying notes filed with Sedar (

Certain statements in this release and other oral and written statements made by the Company from time to time are forward-looking statements, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non‑historical matters; or projected revenues, income, returns or other financial measures.  These forward‑looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including the following:  (a) changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact interest and foreign exchange rates; (b) the occurrence of work stoppages and strikes at key facilities of the Corporation or the Corporation's customers or suppliers; (c) government funding and program approvals affecting products being developed or sold under government programs; (d) cost and delivery performance under various program and development contracts; (e) the adequacy of cost estimates for various customer care programs including servicing warranties; (f) the ability to control costs and successful implementation of various cost reduction programs; (g) the timing of certifications of new aircraft products; (h) the occurrence of downturns in customer markets to which the Corporation products are sold or supplied or where the Corporation offers financing; (i) changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; (j) the Corporation's ability to offset, through cost reductions, raw material price increases and pricing pressure brought by original equipment manufacturer customers; (k) the availability and cost of insurance; (l) the Corporation's ability to maintain portfolio credit quality; (m) the Corporation's access to debt financing at competitive rates; (n) uncertainty in estimating contingent liabilities and establishing reserves tailored to address such contingencies; and (o) integration of newly acquired operations and associated expenses may adversely affect profitability.

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