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Tellurian agrees $50 mln financing

US LNG export project developer, Tellurian has secured a $50 million financing in a push to build cash reserves.

Driftwood LNG project developer noted that the financing has been secured through a deal to sell $56 million notes for gross proceeds of $50 million and provide the lender with warrants to purchase up to 20 million shares of Tellurian common stock, subject to customary closing conditions.

In conjunction with this financing, Tellurian has also entered into an agreement to amend its 2019 term loan, including a reduction of the principal amount by $17.1 million.

The company noted in its statement that the agreement provides for a paydown of $2.1 million in cash, converts $15 million of principal value into equity through the issuance of approximately 9.3 million shares to the lender, and provides the lender with warrants to purchase up to approximately 4.7 million shares of Tellurian common stock, subject to customary closing conditions.

Tellurian’s unaudited cash and cash equivalents balance proforma for the financing transaction would have been approximately $100.7 million as of March 31, 2020.

Tellurian president and CEO Meg Gentle said, “Tellurian is building cash reserves during this challenging time in global markets, positioning for a strong emergence from COVID-19 restrictions. We remain bullish on long-term natural gas demand growth, underscoring the acute need for Driftwood LNG.”

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