Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 12, 2011
AVENTINE RENEWABLE ENERGY HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its Certificate of Incorporation)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (214) 451-6750
(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 7, 2011, Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (the Company) entered into an incremental amendment (the Incremental Amendment) with Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent for the lenders under the Term Loan Agreement (as defined below), and Macquarie Bank Limited, as lender (Macquarie), to the Companys senior secured term loan credit agreement, dated as of December 22, 2010 (the Term Loan Agreement). Pursuant to the Incremental Amendment, Macquarie loaned an aggregate principal amount equal to $25,000,000, net of $1.3 million in fees, to the Company. The loan under the Incremental Amendment has substantially the same terms as the existing loans under the Term Loan Agreement, including seniority ranking in right of payment and of security, maturity date, applicable margin and interest rate floor. The Company continues to be subject to all other terms and restrictions contained in the original Term Loan Agreement.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information included, or incorporated by reference, in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
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 hereto duly authorized.