ESCA Escalade

Filed: 7 Jul 21, 4:56pm
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) July 7, 2021         

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
817 Maxwell Ave, Evansville, Indiana47711
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
(812) 467-1251

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of Exchange on which registered
Common Stock, No Par Value           ESCAThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On July 7, 2021, Escalade, Incorporated (the “Company”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Indian Industries, Inc. (“Indian”), entered into the Fourth Amendment dated as of July 7, 2021 (the “Fourth Amendment”) to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of January 21, 2019 among the Company, Indian, each of their domestic subsidiaries, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and as Lender (the “Lender”), as amended (the “Credit Agreement”). This Form 8-K describes the primary changes made to the Credit Agreement upon entry into the Fourth Amendment.
Under the terms of the Fourth Amendment, the Lender extended a $50,000,000 term loan to the Company and reduced the maximum availability under the senior revolving credit facility from $75,000,000 to $50,000,000. The proceeds of the term loan are being used to pay down the Company’s outstanding indebtedness under the revolving credit facility, with the balance of the term loan proceeds being available for general working capital purposes. The maturity date of the term loan is July 7, 2026 and the maturity date of the revolving credit facility likewise was extended to July 7, 2026. The Company may prepay the revolving credit facility, in whole or in part, and reborrow prior to the revolving loan maturity date.
The Company’s indebtedness under the Credit Agreement continues to be collateralized by liens on all of the present and future equity of each of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries and substantially all of the assets of the Company (excluding real estate). Each direct and indirect domestic subsidiary of the Company and Indian has secured its guaranty of indebtedness incurred under the revolving facility with a first priority security interest and lien on all of such subsidiary’s assets. The obligations, guarantees, liens and other interests granted by the Company, Indian, and their domestic subsidiaries continues in full force and effect.
Forward-looking statements 
This report contains forward-looking statements relating to present or future trends or factors that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks include, but are not limited to: specific and overall impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic on Escalade’s financial condition and results of operations; Escalade’s plans and expectations surrounding the transition to its new Interim Chief Executive Officer and all potential related effects and consequences; the impact of competitive products and pricing; product demand and market acceptance; new product development; Escalade’s ability to achieve its business objectives, especially with respect to its Sporting Goods business on which it has chosen to focus; Escalade’s ability to successfully achieve the anticipated results of strategic transactions, including the integration of the operations of acquired assets and businesses and of divestitures or discontinuances of certain operations, assets, brands, and products; the continuation and development of key customer, supplier, licensing and other business relationships; Escalade’s ability to develop and implement our own direct to consumer e-commerce distribution channel; Escalade’s ability to successfully negotiate the shifting retail environment and changes in consumer buying habits; the financial health of our customers; disruptions or delays in our business operations, including without limitation disruptions or delays in our supply chain, arising from political unrest, war, labor strikes, natural disasters, public health crises such as the coronavirus pandemic, and other events and circumstances beyond our control; Escalade’s ability to control costs; Escalade’s ability to successfully implement actions to lessen the potential impacts of tariffs and other trade restrictions applicable to our products and raw materials, including impacts on the costs of producing our goods, importing products and materials into our markets for sale, and on the pricing of our products; general economic conditions; fluctuation in operating results; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; changes in the securities markets; Escalade’s ability to obtain financing and to maintain compliance with the terms of such financing; the availability, integration and effective operation of information systems and other technology, and the potential interruption of such systems or technology; risks related to data security of privacy breaches; and other risks detailed from time to time in Escalade’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Escalade’s future financial performance could differ materially from the expectations of management contained herein. Escalade undertakes no obligation to release revisions to these forward-looking statements after the date of this report.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(c)         Exhibits
10.1Fourth Amendment dated as of July 7, 2021 to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of January 21, 2019, as amended, among Escalade, Incorporated, Indian Industries, Inc., each of their domestic subsidiaries, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent (without exhibits and schedules, which Escalade has determined are not material).
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, Escalade, Incorporated has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf in Evansville, Indiana by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 7, 2021
By: /s/ Stephen R. Wawrin
Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary