Boxlight Receives $1.0 Million Loan Under the Paycheck Protection Act
Friday, May 29th, 2020
Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, today announced it has received loan proceeds of $1,008,575 (“PPP Loan”) under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The PPP, established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), provides for loans to qualifying businesses for amounts up to 2.5 times the average monthly payroll expenses of the qualifying business, calculated as provided under the PPP. The PPP provides a mechanism for forgiveness of up to the full amount borrowed after eight weeks as long as the borrower uses the loan proceeds during the eight-week period after the loan origination for eligible purposes, including payroll costs, certain benefits costs, rent and utilities costs or other permitted purposes, subject to certain other requirements and limitations.
The PPP Loan is evidenced by a promissory note (the “Note”) given by the Company as borrower to Truist Bank, as the lender. The interest rate on the Note is 1.0% per annum. Payments of principal and interest are deferred for seven months from the date of the Note (the “Deferral Period”). Any unforgiven portion of the PPP Loan is payable over the two-year term, with payments deferred during the Deferral Period. The Company is permitted to prepay the Note at any time without payment of any premium.