AEHR Aehr Test Systems


Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
April 23, 2020

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
California 000-22893 94-2424084
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTradingName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareAEHRThe NASDAQ Capital Market

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 23, 2020, Aehr Test Systems (the “Company”) obtained an unsecured loan in the aggregate amount of $1,678,789 (the “Loan”) from Silicon Valley Bank (the “Lender”) pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”). The Loan is evidenced by a promissory note dated April 23, 2020 (the “Note”).
The Note bears an interest rate of 1.00% and a term of two years from the date of the Note (the “Maturity Date”). Under the Note, no payments are due for the first six months from the date of the Note (the “Deferral Period”). During the Deferral Period, interest will continue to accrue on the principal of the Note. Commencing one month after the Deferral Period, the Company will pay monthly payments of principal and interest under the Note, in such equal amounts required to fully amortize by the Maturity Date the outstanding principal of the Note on the last day of the Deferral Period, with all unpaid principal and interest under the Note due on the Maturity Date. The Note contains customary events of default relating to, among other things, breach of the terms of the Note, payment defaults under other loans with the Lender, failure to disclose any material fact to the Lender or the SBA, making a materially false and misleading representation to the Lender or the SBA, cross-default, bankruptcy, an adverse change in financial condition or business operation materially affecting the Company’s ability to pay under the Note, a reorganization or similar transaction or a civil or criminal action that Lender believes may materially affect the Company’s ability to pay under the Note. The occurrence of an event of default may result in the repayment of all amounts outstanding, collection of all amounts owing from the Company, or filing suit and obtaining judgment against the Company.
Under the terms of the CARES Act, PPP loan recipients can apply for and be granted forgiveness for all or a portion of loans granted under the PPP. Such forgiveness will be determined, subject to limitations, based on the use of loan proceeds for payment of payroll costs and any payments of mortgage interest, rent, and utilities. No assurance can be given that the Company will obtain forgiveness of the amount due under the Note in whole or in part.
The foregoing descriptions of the Note do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Note, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information disclosed in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
 Promissory Note, dated April 23, 2020, by and between Aehr Test Systems and Silicon Valley Bank.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Aehr Test Systems
Date: April 28, 2020By:  
/s/ Kenneth B. Spink
  Kenneth B. Spink  
Vice President of Finance and 
Chief Financial Officer