Definitive Singed Agreement to Aquire Songbird Airways
SEC 8 K
On August 30, 2017, Baltia Air Lines, Inc. dba USGlobal Airways (the “Company”) entered into a stock purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with AerLine Holdings Inc. (“AerLine”) for the purchase of all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Songbird Airways, Inc. (“Songbird”), a wholly owned subsidiary of AerLine, for an aggregate purchase price of $6,500,000 (the “Acquisition”) to be paid in cash, plus any amounts related to certain pre-paid assets of Songbird. The Acquisition is scheduled to close on October 15, 2017 (the “Scheduled Closing Date”), but in no event later than October 31, 2017, and the Company is required to present proof of sufficiency of funds to AerLine fifteen days prior to such Scheduled Closing Date. The Company previously made a good-faith deposit of $1,000,000 with a third party escrow agent, which funds were released to AerLine on September 1, 2017.
Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, until the closing of the Acquisition or until the Agreement is terminated, AerLine covenants to (i) use its reasonable best efforts to preserve the assets of Songbird in all material respects and (ii) not cause Songbird to sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of any assets or permit such assets to become subject to any lien, or make or rescind any material election relating to taxes or settle any material claim, action suit or proceeding with respect thereto, or enter into any material agreement without prior written consent of the Company.
Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, prior to the date of the closing, the Company shall also enter into an aircraft lease agreement (the “Lease Agreement”) with AerSale 25417 LLC (“AerSale”) for the lease of one B737-400 aircraft. Prior to the closing of the Acquisition, the Company shall pay to AerSale the cost of the inspection of the aircraft.
Upon the closing of the Acquisition, the Company shall have the right, but not the obligation, to offer employment to any or all current or former employees of Songbird. In addition, the Company will thereafter be responsible for the continued regulatory approvals necessary to operate Songbird, including the air carrier certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and the certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the Department of Transportation to conduct interstate and foreign charter air transportation.
The Agreement may be terminated by each of the Company and AerSale at any time prior to the closing if any judgment, order, injunction writ, ruling, verdict, decree, stipulation or award of any governmental authority restrains, prohibits or enjoins either the Company or AerSale from consummation the transaction. In addition, after October 31, 2017, in the event that the closing has not yet occurred due to a material breach by either of AerLine or the Company of any of their representations, warranties, covenants, obligations or agreements made in the Agreement, and such breach is incapable of being cured or, if capable of being cured, shall not have been cured within 15 days after written notice thereof, then the other party may terminate the Agreement. In the event that the Company terminates the Agreement pursuant to such terms, AerSale shall return to the Company any and all amounts of the purchase price paid by the Company to AerSale, minus any fees due to the escrow agent.
Each of the parties will bear its own costs and expenses incurred or to be incurred in connection with the execution and consummation of the Acquisition documents.
There can be no assurances that the Company will consummate this purchase at all or on the terms discussed in the Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto.