9. LOANS FROM RELATED PARTIES
During the years ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company obtained $336,180 and $2,330,167, respectively, in additional short term loans from related parties, consisting principally of shareholders, net of currency translation adjustments. The Company also assumed $6,969,858 in related party notes from the acquisition of Wilroot/HEM (Note 5). These loans bear interest between 0% and 4% annually, are unsecured and due when the Company has established consistent positive cash flow. The weighted average interest rate of the loans from related parties for the year ended September 30, 2012 was 3.86%. During the year ended September 30, 2011, the Company settled $237,287 (€167,021) of loans from a related party for $7,104 (€5,000) which has been accounted for as a component of stockholders’ deficit in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.