CirTran Sets New Repayment Schedule and Converts Debt-to-Equity
SALT LAKE CITY, March 28, 2013 -- CirTran Corporation (OTCBB: CIRC), an international contract manufacturer of energy beverages and other consumer products, announced it has entered into a new agreement that converts debt to equity, which included as an exhibit to its Current Report on Form 8-K filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Iehab J. Hawatmeh, president of CirTran, said the agreement “continues to stabilize the company and better position it to move forward.
“Since December,” he said, “CirTran has benefitted from three favorable court rulings involving Playboy Energy Drink, manufactured and distributed exclusively by CirTran Beverage Corporation under a product license from Playboy Enterprises to Play Beverages. Now, with this agreement, we have even more positive news exemplified by a display of confidence in the company from a leading venture capital firm.”
Mr. Hawatmeh said the agreement with YA Global Investments, L.P. of Jersey City, N.J., includes a loan repayment schedule of $100,000 per month, commencing immediately and extending through March, 2015. CirTran owes YA Global an aggregate of approximately $4.0 million of principal and accrued interest on outstanding convertible debentures issued to YA Global's predecessor-in-interest in 2005 and 2006, and subsequently amended, restated and consolidated.
Between December 27, 2012, and March 15, 2013, YA Global converted an aggregate of $254,036 in amounts due under such convertible debentures to 297,459,076 shares of common stock, with the conversion price set forth in the debentures. Between December 20, 2012, and March 22, 2013, CirTran issued an aggregate of 504,000,000 shares for conversion of debt and services, aggregating $227,500. These issuances included Mr. Hawatmeh ($45,000 converted to 150,000,000 restricted shares) and directors Fadi Nora and Kathryn Hollinger ($45,000 and $7,500 converted to 150,000,000 and 25,000,000 restricted shares, respectively). And between December 20, 2012, and February 28, 2013, CirTran also issued (under a registration statement on Form S-8) an aggregate of 159,000,000 shares to unaffiliated employees and contractors in consideration for services rendered.
About CirTran Corporation
Marking its 20th year in business in 2013, CirTran Corporation (www.cirtran.com) has evolved from its roots as an international, full-service contract manufacturer. From its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, where it operates, along with its Racore Technology (www.racore.com) electronics manufacturing subsidiary, from an ISO 9001:2000-certified facility, CirTran has grown in scope and geography. Today, CirTran’s operations include: CirTran-Asia, a subsidiary with principal offices in ShenZhen, China, which manufactures high-volume electronics, fitness equipment, and household products for the multi-billion-dollar direct response industry; CirTran Online, which offers products directly to consumers through major retail web sites; and CirTran Beverage, which has partnered with Play Beverages, LLC, to introduce and distribute the Playboy Energy Drink.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. With the exception of historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. CirTran disclaims any obligation or intention to update any forward-looking statement.