RHNO Rhino Resource Partners
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 22, 2020
Rhino Resource Partners LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
424 Lewis Hargett Circle, Suite 250
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants’ telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On April 22, 2020, Rhino Energy LLC (“Rhino Energy”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rhino Resource Partners LP (the “Partnership”), entered into a promissory note evidencing an unsecured $10,000,000 loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”). The Paycheck Protection Program (or “PPP”) was established under the recently congressionally approved Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The PPP Loan to Rhino Energy is being made through Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. (the “Lender”).
The PPP Loan has a two year term and bears interest at a rate of 1.000% per annum. Principal and interest payments are deferred for six (6) months from the date of the PPP Loan and will commence monthly thereafter. 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 payroll costs and mortgage interest, rent or utility costs and the maintenance of employee staffing levels and compensation levels. No assurance is provided that Rhino Energy will obtain forgiveness of the PPP Loan in whole or in part.
The foregoing description of the PPP Loan does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the PPP Loan, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 2.03||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.|
The description of the PPP Loan in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Promissory Note dated April 22, 2020, by and between Rhino Energy LLC and Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.|
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|RHINO RESOURCE PARTNERS LP|
|By:||Rhino GP LLC|
|its General Partner|
|Dated: April 29, 2020||By:||/s/ Whitney C. Kegley|
|Whitney C. Kegley|
|Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel|