Unico, Inc (az) - Recent Material Event
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Proposed Bridge Loan and Proposed Sale of the Deer Trail Mining Company Property
Effective March 20, 2012 Unico, Incorporated and Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unico, Incorporated, entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with 79th Street Mines, LLC which provides for: (a) a bridge loan in the amount of $2,323,489 (the DTM Bridge Loan) to be made by 79th Street Mines, LLC to Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC; and (b) the sale of 100% of the assets of the Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC (thee DTM Asset Sale) to 79th Street Mines, LLC.
The DTM Bridge Loan is to be funded on or before March 30, 2012, and is to be secured by a first lien on all the assets of Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC. It will have a two (2) year maturity, at which time the balance shall be paid in full. It will have an interest rate at a per annum rate equal to the sum of one-year LIBOR (as of the close of business on the funding date) plus one-half percent (0.5%) per annum or any portion thereof. Interest will accrue during the first year and after the first year it shall be payable in cash on a monthly basis in arrears. 79th Street Mines, LLC will also receive Unico, Incorporateds interest in its wholly-owned Silver Bell Mining Company, Inc. subsidiary. The proceeds of the DTM Bridge Loan will be used to primarily pay creditors of Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC and/or Unico, Incorporated.
Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC has agreed to sell all of its assets to 79th Street Mines, LLC as part of the DTM Asset Sale for the sum of Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) which includes a redemption and extinguishment of the DTM Bridge Loan plus an additional $7,676,511 in cash. These assets include the Deer Trail Mine, including all patented and unpatented mining claims, approximately 680 acres of real property located near the Deer Trail Mine, the Deer Trail Mill facilities and all equipment, laboratory equipment and machinery, and all other assets of Deer Trail Mining, LLC. The Asset Purchase Agreement has a closing date set for no later than April 16, 2012 and is subject to certain closing conditions and other terms set forth in the contract.
These are arms length transactions, and 79th Street Mines, LLC has no prior relationship with Unico, Incorporated or Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC. Unico has obtained a fairness opinion from Moody Capital, Inc. that the terms of the transactions are fair to Unico, Incorporated.
In a Form 8-K Current Report filed by Unico, Incorporated on September 20, 2011, Unico, Incorporated announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Deer Trail Mining Company, LLC had signed a Real Estate Purchase Agreement with Integrity Metals & Mining, LLC
providing for the sale of 100% of the assets of the Deer Trail Mine. That agreement expired October 15, 2011 without the sale being consummated.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
Asset Purchase Agreement dated effective March 20, 2012
between 79th Street Mines, LLC as Buyer, Deer Trail Mining
Company, LLC as Seller, and Unico, Incorporated
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 hereunto duly authorized.
Date: March 22, 2012
/s/ Mark A. Lopez________________________
Mark A. Lopez, Chief Executive Officer